bed bug rumors

Bed bugs at Winston & Strawn?

September 16, 2010

Bed bugs apparently love lawyers. Above the Law received a tip today that the New York City offices of international law firm Winston and Strawn have bed bugs: This morning a tipster reports that Winston & Strawn associates woke up with bedbugs, not personally, but professionally: “Employees woke up to a recorded message, at like […]

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Gawker’s bed bug photo FAIL; White House humor & rumors

August 28, 2010

Gawker joins the mainstream US media in their confusion about what bed bugs look like. Check out their graphic for Friday’s article about the Bed Bug Registry: (At least that’s what it looks like at 1:30 am EST on Saturday 8/28, apparently more than 24 hours after it appeared.) I was also amused to see […]

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Def Jam’s NYC offices allegedly closed due to bed bugs

January 16, 2010

Blogger claims that sources in the NYC Def Jam offices informed him their entire office (multiple floors) is currently closed due to bed bugs. Island Def Jam appears to be located at 825 8th Avenue in New York City, the building also known as WorldWide Plaza. Cravath, Swaine and Moore, a NYC lawfirm, also […]

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Bed Bug Registry user reports bed bugs in Health Canada offices. True? Or not?

October 23, 2008

The Bed Bug Registry turned up this interesting report today: 180 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5V Found 1 report: Submitted by “Mate” on 10/23/2008 A bedbug outbreak occurred the week of Oct.13 in the 9th floor offices of Health Canada (i.e. Canada’s Department of Health). It is not known how the infestation started. Staff […]

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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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NYC office of Very Important International Law Firm has bed bugs

June 27, 2007

Legal blog Above the Law has reproduced a memo from the Chairman of well-known law firm (Update: Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft) announcing to employees that there is a bed bug problem on the 33rd floor in the Word Processing dept. of that firm. (MediaBistro’s FlishBowlNY blog is also covering this, so the leaked memo is […]

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Stirring up anti-immigrant sentiment in Charlotte: let’s start the blame game

June 14, 2007

Okay, I think everyone here agrees that there were multiple causes for the rise of bed bugs after their 50-year disappearance in the US: the end of routine baseboard spraying which was done until the early 1990’s and fell out of favor with the invention of effective roach baits, the outlawing of DDT as a […]

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FAQ: Is there an insect that will eat bed bugs?

March 19, 2007

This is a less-frequently asked question than some, but it comes up surprisingly often. Today someone googled into the site via the query “what eats bed bugs?” Put it out of your head! Um, yes, some insects will eat bed bugs, but it really isn’t a good treatment plan. House centipedes have been known to […]

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Good news: bed bug aggregation pheromones

March 15, 2007

A pest control professional confirmed for us today the reports Parakeets heard about bed bug aggregation pheromones being developed. We’re told that within 2-3 months, assuming the red tape is cut swiftly enough, glue traps should be available for sale which use bed bug aggregation pheromones to attract bed bugs to aggregate there. This is […]

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oh dear: Overheard in NY on a bed bug party

March 6, 2007

Overheard in NY on bed bugs: this is a site that records conversations overheard in public (via Caryn’s comments). Add it to this one from December.

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Bedbug balderdash

December 14, 2006

I found this website,  a supposed health information website recommending that if you have bedbugs it is good to leave your windows open … because of the sunlight that will help eradicate the bugs. Regarding your bed, Never redo your bed right away. Leave it totally undone as long as possible. Bed bugs will asphyxiate. […]

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Can you fight bed bugs without pesticides?

November 25, 2006

Update 1/2009: the post below was written in 11/2006.  We know a lot more now than we did then about non-pesticide treatments for bed bugs. Non-pesticide treatment options are increasing in many locations, and may include thermal treatment and fumigation with a gas such as sulfuryl fluoride (Vikane TM); though costly, if done properly, they […]

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