Bed bugs at Niketown, NYC & Camp Lejeune, NC; life with bed bugs

September 19, 2010

Niketown’s flagship store on East 57th Street is the latest New York City store to close down for treatment after detecting a bed bug problem.  The NY Post reports: In a statement, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike — which became synonymous with ex-NBA superstar Michael Jordan when he was its celebrity spokesman — the company said it […]

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160-unit Richmond, California complex evacuated for tent fumigation of bed bugs

October 9, 2009

Remember the 160-unit Hacienda high rise in Richmond, California? We suggested last month that one bed bug spray treatment probably would not be enough to get rid of bed bugs in this affordable housing complex.  And sadly, we were right. The backstory on this is that tenants council complained to the city about bed bugs […]

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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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S.F.’s bedbug battle a war without end

May 3, 2009

A new article by C.W. Nevius in the San Francisco Chronicle considers the difficulty of eradicating bed bugs from local apartments and hotel rooms, and then need for alternative, more effective methods in the city’s never-ending battle against bed bugs. [Dr. Johnson Ojo of the San Francisco Department of Public Health] has put together a […]

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Bakersfield family gets bed bug help from the Discovery Channel

March 20, 2009

Remember Kay Hammer, in Bakersfield, who we told you about last November? She had tossed out most of the family’s furniture. The landlord would not deal with the problem, so she called Eyewitness News 29. Iso Tech Pest Management’s Mike Masterson brought in a bed bug dog and did a thermal treatment. They also found […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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City of Berkeley spends $51K to “keep bed bugs under control” at one city-funded shelter

January 14, 2009

The City of Berkeley funds 1/3 of the $600K per year costs of the Men’s Overnight Shelter. And this article in notes the city was to vote Monday night on whether to approve the $51K to “replace carpets with tile or linoleum, replace cloth chairs with plastic ones, encase beds in vinyl covers and […]

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People with bed bugs featured in “Grant a Wish” columns

December 16, 2008

Both the San Jose Mercury News and the Stamford Advocate have a feature where they identify people in the community needing donors to “grant a wish” this holiday season. The San Jose Mercury article I mentioned yesterday (about the San Jose Family Shelter) also describes a “Wish Book” request from the shelter: Some of the […]

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San Jose Family Shelter bed bug-free. For now, at least.

December 16, 2008

Executive Director of the San Jose Family Shelter, Trish Crowder, told the San Jose Mercury News that the shelter she runs is currently bed bug-free, after battling bed bugs on and off for three years. They are bed bug-free right now, which makes the shelter unique among shelters: “It’s really, really scary,” Crowder says, “how […]

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Bakersfield family battles bed bugs

November 17, 2008

A Bakersfield, California family is suffering from bed bugs. KBAK News 29 reports: Kay Hammer lives in the 1900 block of Hasti-Acres Drive, and says the family started getting bitten shortly after they moved in. The Hammer family may not be the only ones in the building suffering from bed bug bites: Eyewitness News talked […]

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Apartment Therapy on bed bugs, bed bug sniffing dogs

November 6, 2008

Apartment Therapy/San Francisco has a new post mentioning AT blogger Sarahh’s encounter with Mr. Cimex Lectularius in a Santa Cruz motel (yikes!) and alerting readers to the existence of bed bug sniffing dogs. For those of you who are wondering, we were lucky not to have brought any bedbugs back with us to our home […]

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Bed bugs in a senior apartment building in San Diego

July 17, 2008

NBC reports that there are bed bugs in a senior apartment building in San Diego: It’s happening at the Westminster Manor, which is home to low-income seniors. Resident Rose Chapin, 76, told NBC 7/39 she first noticed the problem in June. “I saw little black spots on my bedspread,” Chapin said. Soon after, she noticed […]

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