October 2010

Bed bugs found in Lincoln Center’s Daniel H. Koch Theater and Metropolitan Opera House

October 17, 2010

Bed bugs have recently been found in Lincoln Center, in the David H. Koch Theater, where the New York City Ballet and New York City Opera perform, and in the Metropolitan Opera House. The New York Observer reported Wednesday: According to an October 8 email that just came across our desk, Lincoln Center has had […]

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New bed bug life cycle photo

October 14, 2010

We have a new photo of the bed bug life cycle, which I have added to the Bed Bug Photos page. Here it is for your perusal: Image used with permission: © MidMos Solutions Ltd. Nice! Many thanks to MidMos (the maker of the BBAlert system of bed bug monitors) for allowing us to post […]

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Bed bugs found in two classrooms close Sabattus, Maine Primary School

October 6, 2010

(If embedded video does not work, view this on MyFoxMaine.com.) WPFO FOX23 in Maine reports that bed bugs were found in two classrooms at Sabattus Primary School (Sabattus, Maine) after several parents called to alert administrators to suspected bed bug bites on their children. The classrooms have already been cleaned by maintenance crews, and a […]

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Bed bug bites drive Toronto resident to sleep on balcony

October 6, 2010

The Toronto Sun reports that an East York woman named Lori Howard is sleeping on her balcony to avoid bed bug bites: … since bedbugs began biting inside her new flat, she has been sleeping — and changing clothes — on her 10th floor balcony. ‘I never had it before,’ Howard said Saturday, a day […]

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Bed bugs, evolution and pesticide resistance

October 5, 2010

Bug Girl helpfully points us to some excellent new resources on bed bugs and pesticide resistance. Dr. James Crow, Professor Emeritus of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, was a pioneer in the research of pesticide resistance in the late 1940s, and was a founder of the fields of population genetics and molecular […]

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Bed bugs found in USAID offices in Washington, D.C.

October 4, 2010

Fox DC reports that “juvenile bed bugs” [emphasis added] have been found in a federal government building in Washington D.C.: The pests were discovered in a single office in the US Agency for International Development office tower at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. A spokesperson for the USAID wasn’t able to say […]

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