travel exports its hotel bed bug monitoring system to US (NY and NJ)

February 5, 2013

Here’s an interesting development: in the UK has now licensed its Hotel Monitoring System for bed bugs to New York-based company Dana K9 (which we understand from their website has, until this point, focused on canine scent detection). The system will likely make its way into New York and New Jersey hotels and hostels, […]

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Bed bugs bite Florida customer; jury finds hotel negligent

March 30, 2010

Ronald Rock has won a jury case against a Venice, Florida hotel where he received extensive bed bug bites during a stay in 2005. reports: Rock filed suit against Venice H.I., Inc. and MHC Hospitality Operating Company. Venice H.I. owned the Venice Holiday Inn that Rock stayed in when he was attacked until 2006 […]

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Carolyn Hax puts bedbugged mother-in-law in her place

January 15, 2010

I know you’ll find this reader letter to Carolyn Hax’s syndicated family advice column interesting. A woman writes that her son and his new wife and baby came for Thanksgiving and slept in their guest room, and On Friday morning, the new wife said she had bug bites. I said that twice in the past […]

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Journal of Medical Entomology: only 10% of Britons can identify bed bugs

October 7, 2008

The University of Sheffield has conducted a study as to whether British people can identify bed bugs, the Sheffield Telegraph reports. Researchers showed bed bugs to 350 people, and found that teenagers (under 15) were unable to identify bed bugs. The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Overall, only 10% of people […]

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All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival attendees warned of bed bugs

September 21, 2008

An All Tomorrow’s Parties message board contained a sinister warning message from “Windy and Carl” claiming that there are bed bugs at Kutsher’s, the on-site hotel for this weekend’s ATP New York 2008 festival in upstate New York, where a My Bloody Valentine reunion is taking place. We don’t know if this allegation is true […]

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How not to spread bed bugs when you travel

November 2, 2006

This FAQ was updated in June 2009 and now has two parts: the first covers how not to spread bed bugs when you travel, the second covers how to avoid spreading bed bugs to others in your daily life. Note: the section of the FAQ below on travel was originally written before the invention of a tool which many […]

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