May 2008

Fox employee suing building management, maintenance over bed bug bites

May 29, 2008

Remember bed bugs at Fox News New York? Now Jane Clark is suing the building management of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, where Fox and the Post are housed, as well as two building maintenance companies, over the bites she incurred, says CBS News. The New York Observer reports that the lawyer for the plaintiff, […]

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New bed bug legislation: House Bill 565 from Ohio on bed bug treatment

May 24, 2008

Ohio Representative Tyrone K. Yates has introduced House Bill 565 in the Ohio House of Representatives, and its aim is to improve policies regarding bed bug treatment in public places in Ohio. SPONSOR: Yates (D) TITLE: Vermin Control Policies LOCATION: House Health Committee SUMMARY: Requires boards of health to adopt vermin control policies under which […]

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WPRI 12 News on bed bugs, pesticide resistance, and alternative bed bug treatments

May 23, 2008

This item from WPRI 12 Eyewitness News takes a spin down the “pesticide resistance” road, with sound bites from a woman with bed bugs, Dr. Michael Potter (whose unofficial fan club is housed right here), an unnamed ThermaPure Heat representative talking about that technology, and Douglas Stern talking about Cryonite. Stern stresses the need for […]

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Sweet Dreams Project: Astoria businessman donating mattresses to those with bed bugs

May 23, 2008

The Sweet Dreams Project seems like a nice idea: the Daily News reports that an Astoria businessman, Marcos Maldonado, is raising money to donate new mattresses to kids in Queens, to replace those “infected” with bed bugs: A bedbug epidemic in her Astoria apartment building forced Ellie Maldonado, 42, to discard her mattress last year. […]

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Bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses on Fox NY

May 22, 2008

In the video below from 5/19/2008, Fox News NY visits a mattress recycling operation in Woodside to report on bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses. It is perfectly legal to spritz, recover, and resell used mattresses in New York. They have to be sanitized and labeled properly. There is currently no way we know of to […]

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The bed bug times are a’ changin’, ever so slowly

May 22, 2008

Or so it would seem. Earlier this week, there was the bed bug bill in the U.S. Congress. And yesterday, an article in the Maine Switch (a website for those in Greater Portland) about the city’s yearly trash pick-up of bulky trash items. Not surprisingly, the day is a yearly impromptu festival for bargain hunters […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008

May 20, 2008

Bed bugs have arrived in the United States House of Representatives. All this time we’ve been waiting and hoping to see cities and states, in a painfully gradual trickle, taking action on the national bed bug epidemic. I confess I’m rather amazed at this turn of events. On May 15, Representative G. K. Butterfield (D-North […]

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Gale Brewer invites bedbuggers to her annual open house

May 18, 2008

The annual open house at Council Member Gale Brewer’s district office will be held tonight and tomorrow night. Gale Brewer (Manhattan 6th District) has been at the forefront of the efforts to introduce meaningful bed bug legislation in the New York City Council for the past three years. We recently had an update on those […]

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New eco-thriller starring Val Kilmer has bed bug connection

May 17, 2008 reports that Val Kilmer is going to Vancouver to shoot an eco-thriller, The Thaw. The story follows a group of students that discover an ancient parasite frozen inside a prehistoric wooly mammoth. The parasite comes back to life as the mammoth is thawed out, threatening the students and possibly spreading across the world. Why […]

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Bed bugs: what’s really working in bed bug treatment?

May 15, 2008

This article for bed bug pros from Pest Management Professional gives you some idea of what pros might consider the bed bug treatment best practices. Author Paul Bello interviewed PCOs in various cities about their current bed bug treatment tactics, including Austin Frishman of AMF Pest Management Services in Boca Raton, Fla., who did many […]

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Bed bugs and the disabled

May 14, 2008

John Mohan, CEO of Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, wrote this moving article about the challenges of a woman with an intellectual disability who he knew as a helpful volunteer in his organization: The intellectually challenged woman who had been part of our lives for the past two years exists in a complicated, yet porous social […]

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More on the Greenpoint HPD bed bug seminar

May 13, 2008

I can’t keep up with my comrades over at New York vs. Bed Bugs! Mangycur has a full report on last week’s bed bug seminar in Greenpoint.

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