September 2011

Bed bugs infest libraries in three cities: what can we learn from these cases?

September 30, 2011

The Mesa, Arizona Public Library and the Public Library in Norman, Oklahoma both became infested with bed bugs in the last ten days.  They recently troubled the Longmont, Colorado library. Are there any patterns here, and what can we learn from these cases? First, Mesa. reports, According to Mesa spokesman Steve Wright, bedbugs were […]

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CDC on “Acute illnesses associated with insecticides used to control bed bugs,” and why bed bugs are more than a nuisance

September 23, 2011

A new article  appeared today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), cautioning against the dangers associated with using pesticides to treat bed bugs.  A preview of “Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs — Seven States, 2003–2010” is on the CDC website. The article describes how the Sentinel Event […]

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The Curious Case of Susan, Alex and Emma Wendt, or, Bedbugs, A Novel

September 9, 2011

It was inevitable that someone with an imagination would channel the “zeitgeist” of 21st Century New York City — with its frustrated artists, anxious parents, elusive hipsters, iPhones, trendy bakeries in gentrified neighborhoods, the Trader Joe’s on Atlantic and bed bugs, yes, bed bugs — into a thriller novel. Bedbugs, by Ben H. Winters (Quirk […]

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Contest: Win a copy of Bedbugs, signed by the author

September 9, 2011

A new Bedbugger contest! We’re pleased to be able to offer you a chance at one of two signed copies of Bedbugs, courtesy of the author Ben H. Winters. (Be sure and read the review of Bedbugs by CiLecto and myself. Hint: we really liked it!) We like to keep things simple here, so here’s […]

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Packtite Closet Update

September 6, 2011

We now have a video of David Cain (of Bed Bugs Ltd. in London) testing the Packtite Closet. Check it out on the Packtite Closet page (or go straight to the update). Update (1/2019): The Packtite Closet is available at $565 US (as of 1/2019) with free shipping from Bed Bug Supply. The links and […]

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