Bed bug bills being considered in Connecticut

February 22, 2011

Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a number of bills aimed at controlling the spread of bed bugs in Connecticut. According to NBC Connecticut, One bill up for consideration would require that rental furniture be inspected and certified that it is free of bed bugs. Another bill would require people who remanufacture mattresses to include proof that the […]

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Halifax mattress store employs new, less bed bug-friendly policies

February 20, 2011

Halifax’s The Coast notes that due in part to concerns about the spread of bed bugs, the local Simmons Mattress Gallery store will no longer have a Comfort Exchange program, which previously allowed customers to return mattresses for a set period of time.   …Simmons Mattress Gallery (172 Chain Lake Drive, 450-0233) president Jordanna Caine […]

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Ocean City, Maryland will buy disposal bags for furniture, mattresses

January 5, 2011

The Maryland Coast Dispatch reports that Ocean City, Maryland is going to purchase bags for the disposal of residents’ mattresses and furniture, and to require residents to seal the items before disposing of them. The concerns over bedbugs arose recently when an incident erupted over whose responsibility it was to properly dispose of infested furniture. […]

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Watch this space!

December 11, 2010

Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here. I’ve had some back troubles, which make blogging a lot a bad idea. Meanwhile, things have been buzzing along in the Bedbugger Forums. But be assured, we’ve got some exciting things coming up shortly, so watch this space! You should see more signs of activity soon. […]

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Landlord tells all tenants to toss sofas, mattresses as bed bug “prep”

March 18, 2010

All residents of a bed bug-infested building in Fruitland, Maryland were told by their landlord to toss out their sofas and mattresses before the building is treated for bed bugs. WMDT reports that John Justice and his neighbors were told to toss out their sofas and mattresses. The landlord gave all the residents a letter […]

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CONTEST! Win a set of Protect-a-Bed encasements!

January 4, 2010

This week, we’re running a contest on Bedbugger! The lucky winner will get one set of two Protect-a-Bed AllerZip mattress encasements (your choice of size); the pair of encasements is intended for use on a single bed (one encasement for the mattress, one for the box spring).* Bedbugger Forums user John Furman, of pest control […]

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Bed bugs!

November 12, 2009

Bugs! Originally uploaded by Generik11 Was the warning painted by the person who discarded this mattress and box spring in San Francisco, or by the person who appears to have removed the plastic covering?

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Chicago investigates sales of new and refurbished bed bug infested mattresses

November 12, 2009

The City of Chicago has been investigating sales of new and refurbished mattresses which are infested with bed bugs, and has closed one store,  NBC Chicago reports. At least five stores in the Chicago area sold new or refurbished mattresses containing bedbugs, city officials said Thursday. The stores include Mike’s Furniture, Best Mattress Company, TC […]

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Caution Bed Bugs Ahead

October 29, 2009

Caution Bed Bugs Ahead Originally uploaded by Social Interloper Another shot from San Francisco’s Tenderloin: Flickr photographer Social Interloper says in the caption, Bed, Duct Tape, plastic cover, and a freaking caution cone, this picture says it all.

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RainCity Housing’s “bed bug sauna” now active in new Vancouver building

June 19, 2009

Remember when we reported back in June 2008 that a new RainCity Housing development in Vancouver was going to contain a “bed bug sauna” for treatment of infested items? The new building “The Lux”, at 65 Hastings Street, is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a highly infested neighborhood, and provides 25 transitional housing units, and 67 […]

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Bed Bug Barrier passive bed bug monitor wins ABC’s “The New Inventors” episode

June 6, 2009

Update (8/15/2010): Since this post was originally written, the product described below has gone to market. You can read more updated information about it here. The Australian show “The New Inventors”(ABC) features several new inventions in an episode, with a panel of judges choosing the best of the lot. Inventor Tony Abrahams won episode 16 […]

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Climbup Insect Interceptors: new & inexpensive passive bed bug monitors

February 24, 2009

Sometimes discovering whether you have bed bugs (or still have bed bugs) is the hardest part of this ordeal. Luckily, 2009 is the year of the bed bug monitor. While some are thinking high-tech, it is also important to know that low-tech monitors are being improved. This month, the CDC 3000 is starting to be […]

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