information and help

Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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Cincinnati: “best weapon against bed bugs is … education”

October 2, 2007

Local News 12 in Cincinnati had a new segment on bed bugs on Monday. That city has declared their bed bug epidemic to be a huge problem, and started throwing energy, time, and resources into solving it as best they can. They appear to fully understand what a difficult task that is. But they’re starting […]

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New Britain, CT: how can building managers turn a good building bad? Ignore the bed bugs.

August 4, 2007

A story of bed bugs in New Britain, CT apartment complex, where building manager denies the problem, and Orkin insists only an entire-building fumigation (presumably with Vikane gas) will work. Erica Shaw, Orkin customer service representative, said the problem should not be taken lightly. “It’s a serious problem,” Shaw said. “They are not the easiest […]

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Restructuring the Bedbugger FAQs about bed bugs

July 13, 2007

Good news. If you’ve looked at the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page recently, you probably had to strain your eyes to find what you were looking for. It was a bit of a mess. I am proud to say we now have way too many FAQs for one page, and have for some time. So […]

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Need help? Tales of Bed Bug Woe 2.0

July 6, 2007

Remember when you were little and the lights went out and your parents got out the candles and flashlights and you pretended you were camping in your living room? A bit of that spirit of “roughing it” is called for right now; as per my last post below, the forums are temporarily down due to […]

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Reader Question: is it a bed bug? If so, what to do?

June 25, 2007

A reader, “Waiting in Manhattan,” got in touch with me via email today. She found the insect below wandering around the living room in broad daylight, and she’s waiting to have it inspected by a pest control company tomorrow. This is pretty clearly a photo of a bed bug. My question is: is there anything […]

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Second Greater Boston Bed Bug Conference

June 14, 2007

I was able to go to the Second Greater Boston Bed Bug Conference yesterday, June 13, 2007. The sub-title was “Extermination and Legislation.” There were many people there, maybe 100 or more, from diverse areas such as government, public housing, inspection services, senior services, property managers and exterminators. They even had live bedbugs attending, freshly-caught […]

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Bed bug news round-up (New Jersey is notably silent)

May 25, 2007

Such an interesting assortment of bed bug news came through my inbox this evening. First, WLNS of Lansing, Michigan warns that bed bugs are the pest of the 21st century, that they “wreak havoc on your skin and your life,” their incidence has increased 75% n five years (oh, I’d say much more than that), […]

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DIY public education campaign

May 16, 2007

It’s sad that people are so poorly informed about bed bugs. In a multi-unit dwelling, unless your neighbors know as much as you do about bed bugs, it is hard to eradicate them. I have often encouraged people to print up information for neighbors with warnings and information about bed bugs. I am not sure […]

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World exclusive: Bitten by bed bugs on purpose! (Part 3)

April 20, 2007

Editor’s note from Nobugsonme: As promised, the much-anticipated third part of S’s and G’s Bitefest 2007. You can click on any of the photos to open the photo on, then click “all sizes” to see it at its largest. If you missed part one, it’s here. Part two is here. We promise to keep […]

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What do you wish people knew about bed bugs?

April 8, 2007

Welcome Readers of the San Francisco Chronicle article! Please read our extensive FAQs, and if you have a question or comment, feel free to comment below. I’d like to invite Bedbuggers to add a brief comment below: tell the world one thing you wish the world knew about bed bugs. Here’s mine: Everyone’s not allergic […]

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updated FAQ

February 18, 2007

I just updated the most general FAQ: “What are bed bugs? How do I know if I have them? What else could be causing similar symptoms?” You may notice that I am beginning to remove the comment function from the FAQs, since people are overwhelmingly using them to post tales of bed bug woe and […]

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