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Craigslist warns of bed bugs in Pawtucket curbside freebies

August 6, 2015

It’s not unusual to see “curb alerts” on Craigslist, where a poster lets others know of something laying on the curbside to be freecycled. However, today we have a Craigslist poster warning others not to take the items outside a particular address in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, which the poster claims has bed bugs: The ad […]

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Bed bug B.S. in the media, part I – Ohio’s secondhand stores

September 30, 2010

Though the media frenzy around bed bugs is conveying lots of good information, the bed bug B.S. is not any less prevalent than it used to be. First, let’s consider this NBC 4i report that explores the issue of bed bugs and secondhand merchandise in Ohio. (If embedded video does not play, click here to […]

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2009 Great Sofa Roundup in Fort Collins, Colorado cancelled due to bed bugs

July 1, 2009

For the last eight years, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has invited residents to dump their old sofas and chairs in a parking lot, and invited Colorado State University students to come and find a “new” sofa.  It seemed like a nice bit of matchmaking. However, the event is being cancelled this year due […]

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Word about bed bugs getting around: how a set designer avoids bed bugs

June 8, 2008

This article from the New York Times is about New York set designer Michele Spadaro, and how she furnishes theater stages on a budget. What caught my eye were the designer’s comments about how she tries to avoid bed bugs in her search for salvageable items: . . . sometimes New York thrift stores are […]

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