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Ohio Bed Bug Workgroup’s Final Report and Recommendations

January 6, 2011

The Ohio Bed Bug Workgroup, which was organized by the Ohio Department of Health and which first met in February, 2010, has released its final report (which you can view or download here, providing the Ohio Governor and General Assembly with a list of recommendations for fighting bed bugs in Ohio. Its key recommendations are […]

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Bed bugs in Edmonton: inspectors’ bed bug precautions, and upcoming survey of landlords

September 22, 2010

Bed bugs continue to spread in Edmonton. The Toronto Sun has a new story today about Edmonton’s health inspectors, whose work puts them in danger of bringing bed bugs home. Health inspectors are charged with inspecting homes in response to bed bug complaints: “I don’t think you’ll find an inspector who works here who doesn’t […]

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Bed bugs’ public health importance “as serious as sin,” says Dr. Susan Jones

September 3, 2010

The Toledo, Ohio Blade reported that Dr. Susan Jones, Ohio State University entomologist, gave a public talk about bed bugs Thursday, during which she told a crowd of around 100 people at the Toledo Botanical Garden that: “This is a pest of public health importance. Every public health department ought to be taking this as […]

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Is Mayor Bloomberg finally going to appoint a Bed Bug Czar?

July 27, 2010

New York City has a rat czar. Will we be getting a Bed Bug Czar any time soon? Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 7/ 28) at 2 pm, to present the report of the Bed Bug Advisory Board (BBAB), which was given to the Mayor back in April.  The Mayor […]

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Illinois House Bill 6439 passes, creating Illinois Bed Bug Task Force

May 4, 2010

We recently told you about House Bill 6439, which would create an Illinois Bed Bug Task Force. As of today, it has passed in both Houses of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ken Dunkin in the House and Senator Heather Steans in the Senate. You can read more about it […]

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Illinois vs. bed bugs: state Senate considers Bed Bug Task Force bill

April 25, 2010

Galesburg Radio WGIL reports that an Illinois state senator is sponsoring a bill to create an Illinois bed bug task force. This is good news!  We all want action on bed bugs, now, but officials need good advice on what actions to take. The WGIL report notes that Bed bugs are a common problem in […]

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Bed bugs in New York Times travel, etiquette, health, finance sections; why not ask the big question?

July 17, 2009

The Social Q’s etiquette column in the New York Times covered a bed bug issue Thursday.  The anonymous letter writer said, My brother has bedbugs. He told our mother and made her promise not to tell me. But she called me immediately. Apparently, he hasn’t told his landlady or called an exterminator, or done anything […]

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Interview with Paul Wenning of The Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force

May 5, 2009

Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed Bugs has another new interview — this time with Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force (COBBTF) Chair Paul Wenning of the Franklin County Board of Health New York vs Bed Bugs: We are very impressed with the task force and understand it’s a volunteer organization? Paul Wenning: We’ve […]

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BBC – Bedbug cases on the rise in NY

March 28, 2009

A BBC news story Friday featured interviews with John Furman of BOOT-A-PEST (a pest control operator also known as KillerQueen in our forums), and Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed Bugs. The BBC asked KillerQueen about the rise of bed bugs in New York, and asked Renee about the new Bed Bug Advisory Board […]

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Stop Bedbugs DC — tomorrow!

March 26, 2009

Stop Bedbugs DC is tomorrow. As Renee Corea says in her post Leadership and hope: Stop Bedbugs DC on the New York vs. Bed Bugs blog, If you care about bed bugs in the District, this is the only ticket in town on Friday. As Renee also notes, Consider that agenda for a moment. Anything […]

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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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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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