March 2009

Man on #2 train with bed bugs: bed bug hysteria? Or fact?

March 23, 2009

Paolo Mastrangelo of NYC the Blog reported yesterday that his roommate Aaron had a close encounter of the bed bug kind on the #2 train in New York City: It seems the bedbug epidemic that has been building in nyc over the last few years has reached an apex. My roommate Aaron Howell explained he […]

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Bakersfield family gets bed bug help from the Discovery Channel

March 20, 2009

Remember Kay Hammer, in Bakersfield, who we told you about last November? She had tossed out most of the family’s furniture. The landlord would not deal with the problem, so she called Eyewitness News 29. Iso Tech Pest Management’s Mike Masterson brought in a bed bug dog and did a thermal treatment. They also found […]

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Oops! Sorry.

March 20, 2009

We owe an apology to readers of Bedbugger RSS feed, for an ad unintentionally included as a post in the last feedburner feed. It was not intended, was an immediately deleted blog post, and I am not sure why it was served in the feed. Expect it not to happen again! Thanks for reading Bedbugger, […]

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New York Mayor Bloomberg signs Bed Bug Advisory Board legislation

March 19, 2009

Excellent news! This is the New York City Council’s press release containing Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks on Int. 57a, which he signed yesterday: MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A BED BUG ADVISORY BOARD Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The third bill before me is Introductory Number 57-A, sponsored by […]

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Minnesota Multi-Housing Association warns Mankato, Minnesota housing managers of bed bugs’ imminent arrival

March 19, 2009

Even in places where bed bugs are just starting to appear, some housing managers are fortunately being warned of their imminent arrival.  Dan Linehan writes in the Mankato Free Press: A pair of pest control experts were in Mankato [Minnesota] Wednesday to hold a class on bed bugs. It was organized by the Minnesota Multi-Housing […]

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Are bed bugs migrating from Queens to Nassau County?

March 19, 2009

In an article in Newsday last week, Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) was cited as saying bed bugs were migrating to Nassau County, Long Island from eastern Queens. On Long Island, infestations are increasing in Nassau County, officials said. The exact number of complaints logged by the county’s Health Department was unavailable. Bedbug calls are listed in […]

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Two big upcoming bed bug events in Wasington D.C.; also: New York City, Department of Veterans Affairs

March 17, 2009

We’ve previously mentioned the upcoming EPA bed bug summit on April 14-15 and the upcoming Washington DC bed bug summit on March 27. We now refer you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee has compiled all the details and links on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit (4/14-4/15) and Stop Bed Bugs DC […]

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Brian Lehrer on bed bugs in New York City

March 16, 2009

On WNYC on Friday, Brian Lehrer talked to Jennifer 8 Lee (of the New York Times) about bed bugs, and asked callers to share their bed bug fighting tips. There’s a mention of New York vs. Bed Bugs‘ FOIA request on HPD bed bug complaints. (Woo hoo!) As you’d expect, it’s a bit dangerous asking […]

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Marc Maron of Air America Radio had bed bugs?!?

March 13, 2009

How could we have missed Air America Host Marc Maron’s bed bug saga? These Breakroom Live videos are tagged on YouTube as “humor,” but Maron sounds exactly like someone with bed bugs, so I guess that part is all-too-real. Here, he talks about the fear that bed bugs aren’t gone, and the feeling of creepy-crawliness […]

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Wednesday’s New York City Council vote on the Bed Bug Advisory Board: it passed!

March 12, 2009

The New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board bill (Intro. 57a) was passed yesterday! This fox segment preceding the vote Wednesday was just a sample — there was a lot of press, from Fox and Newsday to the Canarsie Courier. The New York Press was clearly too traumatized to post an actual bed bug photo, […]

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Bed bug sniffing dogs abound

March 11, 2009

Dog Nose Originally uploaded by jason044 The dog’s nose is a potentially powerful tool in the fight against bed bugs. It’s a war where the enemy is notoriously stealthy. We need all the help we can get. Bed bug canines are always popular in the news media. Like some other bed bug-related services (such as […]

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Intro. 57: bed bug task force to get New York City Council vote on 3/11

March 6, 2009

I just received the following message below from Gale Brewer, updating us on the status of the Bed Bug Task Force bill, Intro. 57. Another section of the same bill — the part which bans the sale of reconditioned mattresses — is not being voted on concurrently. Since support for the Bed Bug Task Force […]

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