how to get rid of bed bugs

History of bed bugs expanded upon in new article by Michael Potter

March 17, 2011

You’re familiar with the 2008 PCT article “Lessons from the Past,” in which Dr. Michael F. Potter explores the history of the bed bug problem, and human attempts to fight the beasts. Now, American Entomologist has published a new article in which Dr. Potter builds and expands on that foundation: “The History of Bed Bug […]

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Bed bugs on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

September 12, 2008

Santiago de Compostela (Spain) – Old Town Originally uploaded by Danielzolli Every year, many thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela — a medieval pilgrimage route which is very popular today among spiritually-minded “pilgrims,” as well as those attracted by an interest in history, hiking / biking, or travel. It traverses hundreds […]

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Bed bugs under discussion at university housing officers’ conference

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs thrive in colleges, for many reasons. College students move often, sometimes from semester to semester. They also tend to travel a lot, going back and forth to one another’s dorm rooms and apartments, visiting parents’ homes, friends’ parents’ homes, and vacationing at frat houses in Madison, Wisconsin, hostels in Amsterdam or cheap resorts […]

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Bed bugs in Detroit and Troy, Michigan

March 31, 2008

Neal Rubin writes in a Detroit News Op-Ed column today that At Rose Pest Solutions in Troy [Michigan], where Sheperdigian reigns as vice president for technical services, the number of bedbug jobs has risen from one or two in 2001 to about 160 last year, with continued rapid growth expected in 2008. The article goes […]

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Educating the public about bed bugs: Toronto to host bed bug forum for residents April 2nd

March 29, 2008 reports that there will be a bed bug forum to educate residents about bed bugs and how to deal with an infestation, on Wednesday. Concern about the recent city-wide rise in bed bug infestations has led to the creation of a bed bug forum, coming to Etobicoke this Wednesday, April 2 at LAMP CHC.”You have […]

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The Wall Street Journal on “new” bed bug-fighting tactics

March 20, 2008

The Wall Street Journal published an article today mentioning some of the “new” methods of fighting bed bugs. The WSJ mentions Stern’s new Cryonite method, ThermaPure’s heat treatment, Bed Bugs and Beyond’s “poisonous gas,” and Advanced K9’s bed bug dogs. We’re all familiar with all of these options, and in some cases, with other providers […]

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Bed bugs spreading in Finland too

February 26, 2008

The Helsingen Sanomat reports that bed bugs are making a comeback in Finland: In recent years, these nocturnal insects have been detected in homes in the Greater Helsinki area, but also in Tampere and elsewhere in the Pirkanmaa region, as well as in Oulu. The City of Helsinki Environment Centre receives several inquiries about bedbugs […]

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Bed Bug Success Stories: Collette and a professional steamer

February 19, 2008

Note: since this post was written, Bedbugger has a new FAQ on Killing Bed Bugs With Steam. There are steamer recommendations and further tips on technique and safety in the Steaming FAQ, compiled by bedbugger Mangycur and nobugs. We have long had a success stories page. And though readers often forget to write and tell […]

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Reader Question: how to deal with bed bugs in Qatar?

February 19, 2008

A reader in Qatar writes, Hello, I’ve just found your website doing research on my own problem. I live in Doha, Qatar (Middle East) and have been suffering through what I am convinced is a bed bug infestation. There are some things I don’t understand though: – I don’t get bitten in bed, only when […]

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Bed bug notice: East Village, NYC, January 2008

February 16, 2008

A bed bug notice found in a building lobby in Manhattan, by our stealthy photo contributor, iPhone Interloper. Good: Building management admitting problem publicly, posting notice. Notice asking for bed bug reports. Notice reminding tenants secondhand mattresses are a no-no. Notice is building-wide even though only one unit has apparently identified a bed bug problem. […]

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Gaston County, N.C. health officials to hotel: bed bugs not a serious violation

February 15, 2008

This story from Eyewitness News in Gastonia, North Carolina is about a woman named Patricia Starling who lived in a Super 8 motel with her two sons after they lost their home in a fire. Starling said she went back the motel, captured some of the bugs and gave some to Gaston County health officials. […]

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Nashua, NH Health Officers on prowl for bed bugs

February 13, 2008

I am delighted to report this news item from Patrick Meighan of the Nashua Telegraph in Nashua, New Hampshire. It’s a story about how Nashua city Health Officer Nelson Ortega and Deputy Health Officer Heidi Peek spent 4 and a half hours inspecting all 117 rooms in a rooming house in Nashua, and found 16 […]

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