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Toronto Public Health scrambles for funding to continue bed bug fight

May 29, 2012

Q: You know what bed bugs hate?   A: When people fund smart programs that stop them in their tracks.    Consider the highly-successful Toronto Public Health Bed Bug Team, which was funded from May 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. It was an impressive program which carried out much needed and wide-ranging “control activities,” ranging […]

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Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher has some progressive ideas about bed bugs

January 6, 2008

Jennifer Brown of The Star reports that Toronto politician Paula Fletcher is agitated about bed bugs–and trying to do something about them. She wants the health department to investigate whether they’re a health hazard: Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) has received so many calls from constituents she’s asked the health department to declare […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-16

November 15, 2007

Torontoist: BEDBUG EPIDEMIC! Not To Be Alarmist Or Anything. Torontoist includes a picture of a dust mite in their article about Paula Fletcher’s move to have bed bugs declared a “health hazard” in Toronto (item viewed 11/15 at 11 am EST). This is precisely why we keep calling for a public education campaign. (tags: dustmites […]

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