January 2007

Stanford still fighting bed bugs

January 30, 2007

By Nobugsonme An article today reports that bed bugs have emerged in yet another room in Alondra, a dorm previously hit by the vermin.   Click here to see our previous posts on Stanford.   Accoding to the articles we’ve read, the Stanford approach to bed bugs is by far the most sensible we’ve seen […]

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Article in LA Times: bed bug press is good press, with a few reservations

January 29, 2007

A new bed bugs article in the LA Times today: nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s a fairly decent article with everything you expect: interviews with sufferers that convey the difficulty of dealing with this problem, quotes from entomologists about the scope and spread of bed bugs (I’m glad Dini Miller used the term “plague”!), […]

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Brooklyn tenant not warned of bed bugs before moving in

January 28, 2007

by Nobugsonme This story is happening every day, unfortunately. This blogger, eefers, actually asked the previous tenant specifically whether the unit had bed bugs before moving in. He said, “Nope.” Now, now, he admits they had had them three separate times “and got rid of them each time”. I don’t know what kind of time […]

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Bed bugs can travel along pipes, infest bathrooms

January 27, 2007

A common myth is that bed bugs only infest the bed and the bedroom. Most of us have had them in our living rooms too. We often have to insist our PCOs treat the living room. And some of us have found bed bugs in the kitchen or bathroom or other areas– and less experienced […]

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Steinway St., Astoria, Queens, NYC: October 2006

January 26, 2007

mattress, steinway Originally uploaded by nobugsonme. When someone in Astoria throws out a suitcase, a mattress, a bed frame, and some poster frames, what’s a blogging bystander to think?

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Anyone in the Bronx?

January 26, 2007

I got a message today from Christina, a reporter for the Bronx Beat, a newspaper run by Columbia journalism students that covers the South Bronx, NYC. She is looking for a Bronx bedbug sufferer to interview. She says Hi Nobugs, Yes, the article would be published both in our print newspaper distributed in the Bronx […]

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Feedback on new look?

January 25, 2007

I changed the blog theme so comments would be easier to find. You can now click comments above or below the post. Also, other features are a little easier to see. Click comments to let me know what you think!

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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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Share your Tales of Bed Bug Woe

January 24, 2007

Tales of Bed Bug Woe is a weekly (-ish) feature here at Bedbugger. A thread with this name will pop up regularly, so we can continue to help Bedbuggers battle their bed bugs without doing so in multiple threads. This way, you can use the comments on other recent posts to comment on those posts. […]

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Guest post: Can information spread faster than bed bugs?

January 23, 2007

Editor’s note: Geof Day wrote this excellent post on the Bedbugger Yahoo group, and I asked his permission to post it here. Geof makes some wonderful points about spreading information about bed bugs and the damage they can do– something we all need to think about if we want this problem to get wider attention, […]

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Think you have bed bugs? Some dos and don’ts

January 20, 2007

If you think you may have bed bugs, these are the essential dos and don’ts. Make sure you also look at the photos of bed bugs (and signs of bed bugs) and photos of bed bug bites, and the FAQ on detecting whether your problem is bed bugs, or something else. If you suspect there […]

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“Disproportionate Horror”: Vancouver Hoteliers Get Schooled

January 19, 2007

An article in the Vancouver Sun today gives hope for a committed response from the hotel industry, but, in what’s becoming the grand tradition of bedbug journalism, minimizes the effects of bed bug attacks on innocent travellers. What’s good about the article? Well, it documents a concerted effort on the part of Vancouver hotels and […]

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