October 2007

Bed bug spray and coffee: Cincinnati needs professional help

October 31, 2007
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Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack

October 30, 2007

According to this ARTICLE: Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack (The Virginian-Pilot – HamptonRoads.com/PilotOnline.com), the Rodeway Inn on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach is being sued for $400,000 by a woman who claims she was bitten by bed bugs there. The plaintiff Elizabeth Glenn and her daughter stayed at the Rodeway Inn, […]

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Bedbugged North Carolina: Bayer’s training grounds for bed bug detection and treatment

October 29, 2007

This article about bed bugs in North Carolina comes from South Carolina’s The State (republished from the Raleigh, NC News and Observer). “There’s a lot of folks who don’t bother to call us. They’re embarrassed. The social connotation goes back to the early 1900s; they were associated with slummy places. And that’s not the case […]

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Forget black mattress stains, bed bugs, shells, and eggs: NMPA press release tells consumers to look for “blood spots”

October 28, 2007

We Bedbuggers know that bed bugs can be very difficult to find, even for trained Pest Control Operators. Time and again, people with bites are told they do not have any “evidence.” Since other conditions and pests can cause similar symptoms, it is of course important that other “signs” are present–but too often, actual bed […]

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Bed Bug Class in NYC: Weds., Nov. 14th

October 27, 2007

Information on an upcoming event that should be of interest to landlords, apartment managers, social workers, and PCOs: This course is ideal for pest control personnel, facility managers, building managers, tenant associations, social workers, or anyone concerned about bed bugs. Taught by industry professional and consultant Gil Bloom. Bloom is well-known in bed bug circles, […]

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Cincinnati government discovers bed bugs are not easily treated, news at 11

October 27, 2007

We’ve been following the saga in Cincinnati, the first city in the USA to declare war on bed bugs. This story from WLWT.com (channel 5) on Thursday indicates that the city is surprised by the persistence of bed bugs. It focuses on Cincinnati resident Samuel Blackmon. On Friday, Blackmon showed off his apartment to some […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007

Curbed.com, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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Harvard dorm treated for scabies–but what was it really? Also, bed bugs at Columbia?

October 26, 2007

Ivy League gossip blog the IvyGate explained this week that the supposed scabies outbreak that forced everyone in the Pennypacker Harvard freshman dorm to be treated for scabies with a full-body pyrethrin cream application (not to mention making them all undergo the extensive laundering and calling-of-romantic-partners that condition requires), is now thought not to have […]

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experiencing a few technical difficulties

October 25, 2007

A recent necessary software upgrade made the foreign character set as well as some characters in old posts go all funny. (Funny = bad, here.) In my latest attempt to fix it, we lost some of the links and content buttons. (It fixed the character sets, but ate so much data from recent posts, I […]

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Bed bugs at Stanford again

October 24, 2007

According to the Stanford Daily, bed bugs are biting at Paloma, a West Florence Moore dorm. The bed bugs still appear to be ably handled by Rich Crane. The article said, “Student Housing has been informed of a few cases of bedbugs on campus for about the past six to seven years,” Imogen Hinds, associate […]

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Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft’s alleged bed bugs, part two

October 24, 2007

Back in June we blogged the story of alleged bed bugs on the 33rd floor of the oldest Wall Street law firm (c. 1792), Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. The memo implies the infestation was blamed on an employee, who was then apparently let go. Having heard nothing since then, I was glad to see that […]

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Rockford, IL: half of Red Roof Inn shut down due to bed bugs

October 23, 2007

According to the Rockford Register Star, the Winnebago County Health Department in Rockford, Illinois shut down 56 of 108 rooms in a Red Roof Inn in Rockford, due to bed bugs. The Health Department came to inspect after a customer collected samples of bed bugs from the bed in a room he stayed in: Health […]

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