February 2007

landlords talking about bed bugs

February 28, 2007

Welcome to any curious readers of the Do-it-yourself landlord’s blog, where blogger Craig linked to us and several other bed bug blogs today. And here’s something a bit different, an article from the San Francisco Apartment Association’s magazine on “How to Avoid a Bedbug Lawsuit.” While you should be aware that any laws mentioned therein […]

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bed bugs, news at 11

February 28, 2007

WJZ tv news in Baltimore reports that an entire apartment building in Bel Air, Maryland is being treated by pest control operators. One tenant was quite distraught that thy would be disrupted for a three week treatment (I suppose that’s one or two follow-ups?), but I only hope that does it. The garbage bags in […]

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Edgie in San Francisco

February 27, 2007

Reader Edgie wrote me an email which she asked me to post on the blog: I’m Edgie in San Francisco. I moved to this apartment last June and learned from a neighbor that there were bed bug problems. I didn’t know what a bedbug was, but quickly learned. I also started getting small bites pretty […]

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inspectors find 600 unsanitized mattresses at Charlotte, N.C. used furniture store

February 26, 2007

A lot of the bed bug stories we see from around North America and the UK are the same old stuff: from the local subject, surprised to find he had bed bugs, to the “Be careful while you travel” box of tips, to the “Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” closing, it can be a […]

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Bed bugs not fun anymore (part 2): bed bug scrapbooking theme kit

February 26, 2007

We blogged in the past about “bed bugs” being a bit outdated as code for kiddie cute-ness. Is anybody thinking of taking up scrap-booking? [Update: non-working link to bed bug themed scrapbooking kit from scrapoutsidethebox.com deleted.] Here’s a lovely set of papers, stickers and ribbons on the bed bug theme. I’m kidding, of course: if […]

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Boston University’s bed bugs: if we don’t talk about them, they’ll go away

February 25, 2007

The other day we mentioned bed bugs had been found in a Shelton Hall dorm at Boston University. Now an editorial, also from BU’s student paper, The Daily Free Press, argues that the students removed from their dorm rooms should not have been told by university officials to hush up about their bed bug experiences […]

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teaching doctors to diagnose bed bug bites

February 24, 2007

Many of us went to doctors (both internal medicine specialists and dermatologists) with our bed bug bites and were misdiagnosed. Some people are wrongly told they have scabies and treated for it (as I was, without the doctor having done a simple scraping to diagnose a scabies infestation.) People are sometimes even told they have […]

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Bed bugs 40, humans 33: 185 Smith Street in Winnipeg.

February 22, 2007

I don’t mean to sound alarmist, folks, but the bed bugs are doing pretty well this week. First Caryn meets bed bugs again, after 2.5 years, then the gentleman in Edmonton who moved from one infested building into another. And now this: Winnipeg Free Press headline claims “Bedbugs Winning War in Downtown Complex.” Part of […]

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The War on Bed Bugs on caulking

February 22, 2007

Frank at the War on Bed Bugs is not a PCO, but he’s an amateur with a very determined IPM approach to beating bed bugs.  His recent post on caulking is good advice.

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Share your tales of bed bug woe, questions, etc.

February 22, 2007

This is the place to share your bed bug stories, updates, questions, etc. Just click comments and fire away. The previous entry in the series is here.

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Did you get bed bugs from a reconditioned or refurbished mattress?

February 22, 2007

We’re not talking about a mattress a friend gave you, or one you took off the street, but one that was sold to you. If so, a producer at NBC would like to speak with you. Anonymity is fine, and you do not need to appear on camera, your voice will not be recorded.  They […]

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Edmonton couple moves from an infested building, to another infested building

February 21, 2007

More infested apartments in Edmonton. The Edmonton story is notable because it details how Robert Kirkland moved from one apartment infested with bed bugs, to another. When I first started reading, I wondered if he could have moved the bugs inadvertently with him. But the article states that Capital Health noted the building Kirkland moved […]

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