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Bed bugs in hotels? What two Wisconsin Dells visitors did

July 19, 2015

Since summer is a big time for bed bugs (which multiply more quickly in the warmer months), you may be wondering what you should do if you encounter bed bugs in hotels. Two coaches for a high school dance team traveling to the Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin Dells in Wikipedia) for a dance camp recently encountered […]

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Bed bugs attack Wausau & a tricked out bed bug vacuum

May 6, 2015

West Business Services in Wausau, Wisconsin has bed bugs, as Fox News Wausau reports. As is often true, the news story raises as many questions as it answers. For starters, the WFXS news segment first notes that corporate office told the county health department officials that a single bed bug was found a week and […]

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Milwaukee Hospital quarantines patients based on suspected bed bug bites

November 17, 2010

This is a strange story. WISN.com reported Tuesday that Two suspected cases of bedbugs were discovered on patients who may have brought them to a Milwaukee hospital. Actually, if you read on, you find out that there were no bed bugs (or other evidence besides suspected bed bug bites) sighted at all. Aurora Sinai Medical […]

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University of Wisconsin sued over bed bugs in lodging

June 6, 2010

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a woman is suing the University of Wisconsin System (in other words, the whole state college system, not just one college) over bed bug bites she sustained while staying in a University of Wisconsin campus hotel and conference center in Madison, back in 2007: Kena J. Samuels-Stith, an accountant […]

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Safer Pest Control Project bed bug training in Chicago and Milwaukee

April 25, 2010

Two bed bug educational events are coming up this week in Chicago and Milwaukee, run by the Safer Pest Control Project. I am reproducing the content of their flyers here, but you can see the originals and register via the SPCC site. Who is this workshop for? • Hotel owners, operators or managers • Landlords […]

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Milwaukee Housing Authority purchases bed bug sniffing dog

July 9, 2009

Milwaukee is probably the first city the second city we know of in the US (if not everywhere) to have its own bed bug sniffing dog. Gracie the terrier was acquired from Pepe Peruyero’s canine scent detection training program and will be used to detect live bed bugs or eggs in Milwaukee Housing Authority (public […]

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Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections houses former inmates in bed bug-infested motel

June 11, 2009

WKOW in Madison reports that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections helps newly-released prisoners get back on their feet by putting them up in motel rooms known to have bed bugs. Some of the ex-prisoners had been to local hospitals with evidence of bed bug bites.   WKOW notes, We found out former prisoners have been complaining […]

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Bed bugs in Madison, Wisconsin: warnings on moving day

August 18, 2008

As a good-sized city, the state capitol of Wisconsin, and a big college town (which means lots of students who tend to move frequently and often try to furnish homes on a budget), you can imagine bed bugs might be taking hold in Madison. From the Capitol Times, last Thursday, on the brink of the […]

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bed bugs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Cornell University dorms

November 17, 2007

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Online: Stealthy bedbugs pestering the weary Bed bugs in Milwaukee, WI. Mattress covers don’t need to be “airtight” and the best ones do let air circulate. Most do not smell “a musty, sweet odor like soda”. One landlord is letting tenants out of leases and paying for one treatment in new place. (tags: […]

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Bed bugs and lawsuits; also how to find a lawyer

March 17, 2007

Bed bug lawsuits Here are some legal cases involving bed bugs which are discussed online. (Links which are internal to the blog have additional links to news reports and sometimes case information.) General lawsuits involving bed bugs Article about bed bug lawsuits in New York City (Sept. 2008) Bed bugs in the workplace Former Fox […]

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