bed bugs in the news

Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland calls bed bugs a ‘major public health issue’

March 6, 2011

The BBC News reports that Health experts have warned a rise in bedbug infestations in Scotland is becoming a ‘major public health issue’. The claim by the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) comes as US experts said the world was on the verge of a ‘global pandemic’. According to the same article, the concerns […]

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Bed bug etiquette, an encasement lawsuit, and the stock market

September 12, 2010

The latest bed bug news round-up, for your perusal: The New York Times continues its bed bug frenzy today with the Social Q’s answering this bed bug etiquette question from a reader: My husband and I have a friend who discovered bedbugs in his apartment. After repeated treatments, he still has live bugs — and […]

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NBC on the current bed bug frenzy in New York City

July 28, 2010

Remember Liza Biggers, and her wonderful graphic PSA about bed bugs? She features in a story last week from NBC’s Andrew Siff about the recent bed bug frenzy in New York City. I like how Siff mentions the need to keep de-bugged clothing sealed in bags until the bed bugs are gone. That kind of […]

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Bed bugs at NYC ad agency Euro RSCG

July 17, 2010

Another ad agency comes down with bed bugs — this time the New York offices of Euro RSCG Worldwide. The story broke first on MediaBistro’s Agency Spy blog. Agency Spy’s Kiran Aditham claims to have been getting tips about this infestation from multiple parties starting on Wednesday, including one source which claimed the announcement was […]

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Bed bugs hit CNN: emphasis on how city authorities need to take control

April 10, 2010

It’s nice to see that CNN did a story on bed bugs yesterday. In Bedbugs and other pests: The ugly side of city life, Catriona Davies emphasizes the spread of bed bugs and the difficulty of controlling or eliminating them. She quotes Maciej Ceglowski on the success of his Bed Bug Registry (where users warn […]

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Bed bugs in The Onion, again

February 3, 2010

Gotta love The Onion, this is their second reference to bed bugs in a week: The White House suffered a severe bedbug infestation last week after Vice President Joe Biden reportedly “scored” a discarded recliner chair that “someone was just throwing out” on the corner of Windom Road and 32nd Street. The short article is […]

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