bed bugs and health

Maclean’s on bed bugs

January 11, 2008

Canadian news weekly Maclean’s has a story on bed bugs dated January 3, 2008 by John Intini. The article conveys the scope of the problem and the speed at which it seems to be spreading: To get a full sense of the bedbug boom, ask any pest control expert. [Carlo] Panacci, for one, used to […]

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Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher has some progressive ideas about bed bugs

January 6, 2008

Jennifer Brown of The Star reports that Toronto politician Paula Fletcher is agitated about bed bugs–and trying to do something about them. She wants the health department to investigate whether they’re a health hazard: Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) has received so many calls from constituents she’s asked the health department to declare […]

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entomologists podcasting, other bed bug news

December 21, 2007

Bed bug podcasts, bed bug news: Pest Management Professional – Continued technological and educational advancement in pest detection, identification, treatment and control methods. | Web Exclusive | 10 Questions with Jerome GoddardTen Questions with Jerome Goddard (Pest Management Professional Podcast)–includes interesting discussion of whether bed bugs are potential transmitters of disease, or not. From 9/06, […]

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Kentucky Department of Public Health steps up its bed bug fight

November 22, 2007

Just as the Lexington-Fayette Health Department did, the State of Kentucky invites residents with bed bugs to call their Public Health Department, according to this article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal online. Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., recommends that people who think they may have a problem with bed bugs seek advice from their […]

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California fights bed bugs: good news from the golden state

November 21, 2007

Looks Like another bedbug clean up Originally uploaded by Social Interloper O’Farrell St., between Hyde and Leavonworth, San Francisco Some exciting things are happening in California, and have been for some time. Since we’ve been giving a lot of love to Cincinnati lately, I wanted to fill you in on the California scene. First, Bedbuggers […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-16

November 15, 2007

Torontoist: BEDBUG EPIDEMIC! Not To Be Alarmist Or Anything. Torontoist includes a picture of a dust mite in their article about Paula Fletcher’s move to have bed bugs declared a “health hazard” in Toronto (item viewed 11/15 at 11 am EST). This is precisely why we keep calling for a public education campaign. (tags: dustmites […]

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