February 2011

British Airways customer tells horrific bug story

February 24, 2011

Note:The following story has been edited to reflect new information which became available after it was written. Be sure and read the “updates” below for a fuller picture. The Financial Times reports today a customer’s claim about encountering bed bugs on a recent British Airways flight (or flights). (Note: The Financial Times requires free registration […]

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Bed bug bills being considered in Connecticut

February 22, 2011

Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a number of bills aimed at controlling the spread of bed bugs in Connecticut. According to NBC Connecticut, One bill up for consideration would require that rental furniture be inspected and certified that it is free of bed bugs. Another bill would require people who remanufacture mattresses to include proof that the […]

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Halifax mattress store employs new, less bed bug-friendly policies

February 20, 2011

Halifax’s The Coast notes that due in part to concerns about the spread of bed bugs, the local Simmons Mattress Gallery store will no longer have a Comfort Exchange program, which previously allowed customers to return mattresses for a set period of time.   …Simmons Mattress Gallery (172 Chain Lake Drive, 450-0233) president Jordanna Caine […]

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Bed bug bites drive Indian train passengers to deboard and demand a new carriage

February 16, 2011

View Larger Map After complaining about bed bug bites for just under a hundred kilometers, twenty-two passengers in a bed bug-infested railway compartment in India got off their train yesterday, and demanded railway officials provide them with a new train carriage. The Times of India reports that Tormented by bedbugs, passengers in one of the […]

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Bed bugs bite Canada Winter Games

February 14, 2011

Last week, bed bugs were discovered at the Tim Horton’s Childrens Camp in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.  Since the Canada Winter Games athletes were expected to billet there this week, this was bad timing. On February 9th, The Canadian Press reported that bed bugs had been found, and the dorms treated with steam: Spokeswoman Melissa MacKinnon […]

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Pest control firm faces DEP fines in NJ for misapplying hazardous pesticides; owner also indicted in Massachusetts

February 1, 2011

Remember TVF Pest Control, the pest control firm that allegedly used pesticides not approved for indoor use to treat bed bugs in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts? They’ve now been fined in New Jersey for using Malathion and Carbaryl (both illegal for indoor use). The DEP investigation also found the firm falsified documents so […]

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