Womb chairs seen as bed bug-friendly removed by university

January 14, 2014

The University of Utah has eliminated the much-loved “womb chairs” from its library, partly due to fear that bed bugs, now eliminated from the library, might appear in them in future. The photo above shows an Eero Saarinen-designed womb chair in a retail store window, though Ellen Forsyth’s image here of womb chairs in use […]

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Bed bugs from Saskatoon to Salt Lake City

January 29, 2008

Today, bed bug news from Saskatoon and Salt Lake City. First, an entire apartment building is being treated for bed bugs in the Fairhaven area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after “a couple isolated incidents” of bed bugs. This appears to be a fairly proactive move, if it is true that the incidents were isolated and few […]

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Salt Lake City Tribune on bed bugs: they don’t quite get it yet

August 16, 2007

This more or less “standard regional bed bug article” (in this case on the spread of bed bugs to Salt Lake City) implies that many locals still believe that avoiding overseas missionary travel, or hosting “punks, drunks, and missionaries” in your home, will keep bed bugs at bay. Not so. While it’s true that overseas […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of Bedbugger.com visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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Salt Lake City Firehouse closed due to bed bugs

January 25, 2007

According to kutv.com, the firefighters blame the infestation on a homeless shelter they are called out to regularly. “What are we going to do? Strip everyone down and make them take a shower before we let them in the shelter?” asks Diane Keay of the Salt Lake County Health Department. “I don’t think we’re going […]

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