bed bugs in public housing

Bed bugs bite in Richmond, California public housing development

September 8, 2009

Bed bugs were first noticed by residents in the 150-unit Hacienda high-rise in Richmond, California in March, and now “at least half the apartments” are infested, according to the Contra Costa Times, which reports that Exterminators visited a handful of units in May, told the tenants to call back if they started seeing more bugs […]

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Atlantic City public housing: 1/3 of 800 units in four buildings infested with bed bugs

August 19, 2009

The Press of Atlantic City reports that there was a four month delay in treating bed bugs in four public housing buildings, even after bed bugs were detected in a third of the 800 units in Altman Terrace, Inlet Tower, Shore Park Hi-Rise and Charles P. Jeffries Tower, back in March. Treatment did not begin […]

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New York City Housing Authority: “bed bugs = emergency” + “wait a month” do not compute

August 18, 2009

Eyewitness News (ABC 7) in New York reports that residents of the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn are suffering with bed bugs — and yet the New York City Housing Authority is giving them appointments for treatment up to a month after they complain.  And this is so even though the authority knows […]

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Claridge Towers residents get help with their bed bugs from DC Housing Authority

April 17, 2009

Claridge Towers, a DC Housing building on M Street has been treated for bed bugs off and on in the last two years, Fox News reports. Clearly, the problem was not being entirely eliminated by the treatments done. Part of the problem also seems to be that some tenants were self-treating because PCO treatments did […]

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Horrific story from Ottawa: bed bug sufferer overdoses

December 4, 2008

This story first made me want to cry. And then it made me want to smash my hand into the wall. The Ottawa Citizen reported today on the story of a local woman named Jadwiga Dziedziczak, aged 60. For ten years, she’s lived in an Ottawa public housing unit on Wurtemburg Street. She had bed […]

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Columbia Housing Authority fights bed bugs in Paquin Tower

November 23, 2008

This article from the Columbia Tribune explores what it takes for a public housing agency to fight bed bugs in a building designated for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. The problem at Paquin Towers was first detected in March and has escalated since then, with 10% of the buildings 200 units already having been […]

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More bed bug treatments in Lexington’s Ballard Griffith senior apartments

November 10, 2008

More on the bed bug situation in the Ballard Griffith senior complex in Lexington, Kentucky, where the 55-and-older residents have been suffering from bed bug bites for 2 years now. Two years! According to this news report from Lex18, 86 of over 300 units are infested. Today, two pest control firms are going door to […]

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More stories of bed bugs in Halifax public housing

November 8, 2008

The Chronicle Herald’s Jeffrey Simpson told the story Friday of Clyde Burton, a Halifax man living with bed bugs for three months in his Halifax apartment: He has reported the problem repeatedly to the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority, which has three times sent pest control companies to try ridding his apartment of the blood-sucking insects, […]

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Is BC Housing in Vancouver considering the drilling-and-DE method for bedbugs?

October 29, 2008

The Official 2010 Olympics Newswire blogger David Eby says News is ripping through the DTES that BC Housing may have found an effective way to control bedbug populations in SRO hotels. The DTES is Vancouver’s bed bug-beleaguered Downtown Eastside. And now, Eby continues, BC Housing determined that ‘food grade diatomaceous earth, fresh water based’ within […]

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Why are people with bed bugs being told to throw out all their furniture?

September 21, 2008

According to WKRN in Nashville, bed bugs have infested Madison Towers, a public housing development run by the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, or MDHA, in Nashville, Tennessee. WKRN claims, The first step in treating bed bugs is to throw out all furniture where the pest can hide. Can someone please tell me why some […]

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Bed bugs infest Lexington, Kentucky public housing complex

September 10, 2008

Bed bugs are taking over a Lexington, Kentucky public housing apartment complex.  According to WKYT.com, residents of the Connie Griffith and Ballard apartment complexes on Tower Plaza Road are suffering from bed bug bites. The buildings are run by the Lexington Housing Authority for residents aged 55 and older. WKYT claims more than a hundred […]

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Bed bugs in Grand Forks, North Dakota public housing

August 10, 2008

Public housing tenants in a Grand Forks, North Dakota public housing development are suffering from bed bug bites, according to a story in he Grand Forks Herald Saturday. The article, “Bedbugs infest GF apartment complex again,” said twelve units were infested in the 76-unit Cherry Heights complex (at 110 Cherry Street), which houses those over […]

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