Bed bugs in Norwood Apartments, Washington D.C., say tenants

November 18, 2007

Official Norwood Tenants Blog asks “Would you pay $200k for an apartment with bedbugs, no heat, and no working elevator?” Tenants of the Norwood Apartments at 1417 N St. NW in Wasington, DC: complain their landlord is neglecting rental apartments with mold and bed bugs, while pitching $200K condo conversions. (tags: bedbugs landlords tenants DC […]

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Nicholas Brown’s “The Bedbug Chronicles: Part 6” sounds pretty familiar

November 14, 2007

There’s a new update to Nicholas Brown’s bed bug journal on the Huffington Post today, and it takes us through the 39th day of living with bed bugs during treatment. In this installment, we learn that bed bugs are taking a significant toll on Brown’s self-identity and social life: Despite my anger, even our bug-laden […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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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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Portland’s public housing and bed bugs

September 26, 2007

According to, Bed bugs are spreading in Greater Portland (Maine). The brief article describes how Raymond Leavitt sees “dozens of bed bugs” at night in his Portland apartment. Officials with the Portland Housing Authority, who oversee Franklin Towers where Raymond lives, say bed bugs are a problem in most of their properties. They say […]

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Useful information: list of pesticides labeled for bed bugs / Info. for apartment managers

September 25, 2007

This list from, a Pest Control industry website, shows all the products labeled for us against bed bugs in the USA. It helpfully classifies those labeled for spraying on mattresses, and those not labeled for mattresses. It’s now in the sidebar under Bed Bug Information (and then under “Pesticides Labeled…”) so you can find […]

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Bed bugs usually plague a city for a few weeks before being eradicated. Really, Waterbury Health Department?

September 23, 2007

IMG_1153.JPG Photo by ry_aka_olympia Waterbury, Connecticut has had a recent bed bug outbreak in a number of locations. Last week, we were told in the Republican-American online of these locations with bed bug infestations, which had been reported to the Health Dept.: 553 South Main St. (two apartments in a multi-unit building; all the rest […]

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Windsor, Ontario: bed bugs in public housing

September 20, 2007

More stories from large, infested buildings: this time, from 920 Ouellette Ave. in Windsor. The Windsor Star reports that John Fontaine, a 62-year old cab driver, is sleeping on his balcony in an attempt to avoid being bitten. It’s a tactic others have tried, though I am not certain it accomplishes much. The Windsor-Essex County […]

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The strange case of bed bugs in Bushwick

September 14, 2007

Welcome to Brooklyn Originally uploaded by TheGirlsNY Bushwick, Brooklyn is home to two large dueling loft buildings: 248 and 255 McKibbin Street. Yes, that’s right: they’re buildings so hip, fun, and now, they have their own myspace pages. (Don’t laugh, but we have one too.) Gawker did an article today about the buildings’ problems with […]

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Manhattan Mattress Mystery

September 11, 2007

Well, box spring, actually. But I liked the alliteration and the wink to Woody Allen (well, Woody Allen before everything went wrong). The Bedbugger known as iphone interloper* has sent me a batch of interesting photos taken on 1st Ave. in the East Village on Saturday at 2 pm. First the photos, then the commentary: […]

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More on Canada’s laws re: bed bugs and tenants: province by province

August 24, 2007

Our FAQ on who pays for tenants’ bed bug treatment just got a little more complete. Since this is a really helpful resource, I am blogging it too. Courtesy of the CBC’s links from its fine story on bed bugs (which remains the best television clip on bed bugs to date, hands down, in my […]

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Craigslist Clinton Hill apartment ad, “must tolerate bed bugs”

August 16, 2007

An anonymous reader tipped us off to an apartment ad on Craigslist. The ad, which has now been taken down, is reproduced on, and offered a NYC loft share for $750. Wow! But read on: We are 2 guys and 2 girls; all young professional types. I’m an artist going back to get my […]

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