December 2010

Bed Bug Lovers Opposing Oppression and Death?

December 28, 2010

I first came across this video on YouTube last month. The laughing, smiling young protesters are carrying signs with catchy pro-bed bug slogans and the name “BLOOD: Bed Bug Lovers Opposing Oppression and Death.” They’re chanting, Bite! Bite! Let them bite! Killing bed bugs is not right! (Click here if you can’t view the embedded […]

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Christmas Dinner Chez Lou

December 25, 2010

Lou shared some unusual photos today of his bed bug colony feeding — the bugs are in an atypical feeding posture, lying down on their backs. With his characteristic humor, Lou wrote, “Not sure if they ate too much or are basically just lazy after dining out.” Merry Christmas, everyone, and may all your bed […]

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Bed bugs in the London Review of Books & Sunday Times Magazine

December 22, 2010

Hugh Pennington takes bed bugs as his subject in the January 6, 2011 edition of the London Review of Books. I was glad to see the story published, and it is interesting on some levels, but falls short on others. My main concern here is that Pennington reiterates several times that bed bugs “have only […]

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Bed bug bites only evidence of bed bugs: is landlord obliged to treat?

December 16, 2010

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western Division awarded Jefferson City, Mo. tenants one month’s rent ($405) after their landlord under-responded to a bed bug complaint — one based apparently only on suspected bed bug bites. Case: Craig and Laura Kolb v. DeVille I Properties, WD72305 KOMU reports, The appeals court panel came to the conclusion […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto: money needed to fight this villain

December 15, 2010

Torontist has crowned bed bugs as one of its 2010 Villains of the Year, as they did in 2009. And bed bugs may actually win the Supervillain! title this year, since they’ve been hard at work in Toronto. And thriving. After all, a recent request from the city for $15 million from the provincial Ontario […]

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Watch this space!

December 11, 2010

Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here. I’ve had some back troubles, which make blogging a lot a bad idea. Meanwhile, things have been buzzing along in the Bedbugger Forums. But be assured, we’ve got some exciting things coming up shortly, so watch this space! You should see more signs of activity soon. […]

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