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Bed bug event tomorrow night (1/18) at the Museum of the City of New York

January 17, 2011

There’s a bed bug event at the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night. I am unable to attend as I won’t be in town, but it looks like it will be very worthwhile. January 18 Plague!: Bed Bug Myths and Realities How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the […]

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Down and out in New York, with bed bugs

August 29, 2010

Back in 1933, in Chapter One of Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell described life with bed bugs in a cheap Parisian hotel: Near the ceiling long lines of bugs marched all day like columns of soldiers, and at night came down ravenously hungry, so that one had to get up every […]

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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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Wednesday’s New York City Council vote on the Bed Bug Advisory Board: it passed!

March 12, 2009

The New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board bill (Intro. 57a) was passed yesterday! This fox segment preceding the vote Wednesday was just a sample — there was a lot of press, from Fox and Newsday to the Canarsie Courier. The New York Press was clearly too traumatized to post an actual bed bug photo, […]

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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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More bed bug coverage in New York — but not enough, considering

February 27, 2009

We are getting more press on bed bugs this week, presumably due to the excellent City Council Hearing held on three bed bug bills on Tuesday. I personally don’t feel I am seeing enough coverage of the event itself. The Daily News weighed in today with “Boro with the most bedbug calls: B’klyn 42% jump […]

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Tuesday’s New York City Council hearing on three bed bug bills

February 25, 2009

The press is starting to appear about the hearing yesterday. Frank Lombardi in the Daily News said, Prodded by rising complaints and pressure from some elected officials, activists and the media, the Bloomberg administration gave limited support Tuesday to launching a war on bedbugs. Testifying at a City Council hearing, representatives of the health, housing […]

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New New York Times Editorial on bed bugs: underinformed

January 14, 2009

There’s a new New York Times Editorial on bed bugs today, and of course, we are always glad to see bed bugs mentioned in the media, especially in articles calling for New York City officials to do more about the problem. The editorial carries no byline, and calls for a bed bug task force. It […]

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Gale Brewer invites bedbuggers to her annual open house

May 18, 2008

The annual open house at Council Member Gale Brewer’s district office will be held tonight and tomorrow night. Gale Brewer (Manhattan 6th District) has been at the forefront of the efforts to introduce meaningful bed bug legislation in the New York City Council for the past three years. We recently had an update on those […]

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Gale Brewer’s Bed Bug Update

March 4, 2008

I found this press release on Room 8, a NYC politics blog. Oddly enough, I could not find it on the NY City Council website or on Brewer’s defunct blog. THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK COUNCIL MEMBER GALE A. BREWER CITY HALL NEW YORK, NY 10007 TEL: 212-788-6975 FAX: 212-513-7717 Brewer […]

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Brooklyn journalist muses on value of NYC spending money to fight bed bugs

February 24, 2008

Dennis Holt of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote in an editorial Friday that he and his wife got a mailing from HPD, Diana Reyna and Gale Brewer, inviting him to one of the city’s bed bug seminars. And, since he has never seen a bed bug, though he has heard talk of them since being […]

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More on New York’s response to bed bugs

January 17, 2008

Lots of news items are appearing, as the plan we heard of on Tuesday was officially announced yesterday. NY1’s Cindi Avila quoted Gale Brewer as to the reason New York is taking action: Last year, the city’s 311 hotline got 7,000 bedbug related calls, almost four times more than just three years earlier. Now the […]

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