bed bugs in 1920s NYC orphanages; San Francisco building dep., health dept. bed bug inspectors

by bedbugger on December 9, 2007

in bed bug detection, bed bug inspections, bed bugs, california, history, new york, new york city, san francisco

  • Orphanage alumni take one more trip to Coney Island

    Life in a NYC orphanage in the 20s and 30s included bed bugs: “He spent his childhood in New York orphanages – writing letters to Santa that were never answered, or dragging his box spring outside to burn off the bed bugs each spring.”

    (tags: inpassing bedbugs history)

  • BeyondChron: San Francisco’s Alternative Online Daily News » Tackling the Bedbug Plague of San Francisco

    “Inspectors from the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) and DPH will not cite unless they see a bedbug. . . . inspectors should be allowed to cite for bedbugs if the tenant has bedbug bites.” Or maybe inspectors need to use a bed bug dog?

    (tags: bedbugs sanfrancisco bedbuginspections publichealth)

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