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Bed bugs found in several rooms at New Jersey psychiatric hospital

March 7, 2011

The Jersey Journal reported today that two rooms at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey have been vacant since bed bugs were found in them: A patient in Room 306 of the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital reported a bite on Jan. 11 and subsequent testing revealed that there was a bedbug infestation in Room […]

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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Bed bugs hit Sirius XM Radio HQ & Howard Stern’s limo

September 28, 2010

NBC New York reports that the Sirius XM studios and headquarters in New York City have been fighting bed bugs: “We received treatments here and supposedly we’re 100% bedbug-free,” a very doubtful Howard Stern lamented on his Sirius XM Radio Show Monday morning after his Midtown office building was treated by exterminators. Stern said he […]

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Bed bugs lead to evacuation of York, Pennsylvania apartment building

August 10, 2010

The York Dispatch reports that an apartment building in York, Pennsylvania was shut down by the fire department after someone called them to complain about a bed bug infestation. A notice on the door of 137 S. Beaver St. said the building ‘constitutes a serious hazard to the health and safety of the occupants because […]

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More on the Hollister bed bug case, and consumer fears

July 8, 2010

Racked asks how scared Hollister Epic customers should be about the recent bed bug problem in that store.  Racked says Timothy Wong of M&M Environmental … told us his firm has handled over 150 calls from freaked-out Hollister customers in the past week. On inspection, the majority turned out to be free of the tiny […]

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Public housing tenants living with bed bugs for 3.5 years

April 27, 2010

Remember the Connie Griffith / Ballard Towers, in Lexington, Kentucky? In November, 2008, we told you that some of the complex’s public housing tenants had been suffering with bed bugs for two years.  Next month, it will be three and a half years that some tenants have been living with this pest. And as WKYT […]

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Bed bugs “a disaster no different from a fire” Brattleboro officials

October 9, 2009

The Brattleboro Reformer notes that bed bugs can be considered “a disaster, no different from a fire,” at least according to Brattleboro, Vermont officials. Landlord Ron Gaida applied to the town of Brattleboro, Vermont for a low-interest loan to help him treat his 8-unit rental building for bed bugs. Last week, the Selectboard approved the […]

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160-unit Richmond, California complex evacuated for tent fumigation of bed bugs

October 9, 2009

Remember the 160-unit Hacienda high rise in Richmond, California? We suggested last month that one bed bug spray treatment probably would not be enough to get rid of bed bugs in this affordable housing complex.  And sadly, we were right. The backstory on this is that tenants council complained to the city about bed bugs […]

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Bed bugs in storage facilities

August 26, 2009

Brick Underground, a blog for New York City homeowners, has a two-part in-depth series on the issue of bed bugs in storage facilities. The Brick Underground blogger asked me about how people can avoid getting bed bugs in this manner, and I was happy to pass on some suggestions.  The author also talks to (among […]

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Depot Square, St. Johnsbury, VT: 39 of 47 units have bed bugs

August 7, 2009

Representatives of various state agencies  in St. Johnsbury, Vermont met Friday to formulate an action plan in Depot Square, a heavily infested building where canine scent detection teams found bed bugs in 39 of 47 units.  WCAX.com reports, For the last four months, tenants living in the Depot Square building have been living side by […]

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18-story Dayton apartment building infested with bed bugs to be treated with Vikane gas

July 27, 2009

On August 22nd, an entire 18-story apartment building in Dayton, the Biltmore at 210 N. Main St., is being treated for bed bugs with Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) gas fumigation.  Residents will be evacuated for a week (to friends’ homes, or to a local hotel). The Dayton Daily News reports that this process is only being […]

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Aurora, Colorado woman claims she got bed bugs from rental furniture

December 19, 2008

According to Fox 31 News in Colorado, JoDean Persichetti says she did not have bed bugs in her apartment until after her shipment of rented furniture arrived: “Those bugs were not in the apartment before the furniture arrived, it’s a brand new unit,” she said. JoDean asked Rent-A-Center to pick up the furniture but the […]

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