Bed Bug Barrier passive monitors

August 15, 2010

Remember the Bed Bug Barrier? This passive bed bug monitor designed by Australian inventor Tony Abrahams is now available in the US and Canada. The Bed Bug Barrier is basically an inverted glue trap which comes in two designs: the screw-in style attaches at the top of bed legs, and the castor style attaches underneath […]

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Is Mayor Bloomberg finally going to appoint a Bed Bug Czar?

July 27, 2010

New York City has a rat czar. Will we be getting a Bed Bug Czar any time soon? Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 7/ 28) at 2 pm, to present the report of the Bed Bug Advisory Board (BBAB), which was given to the Mayor back in April.  The Mayor […]

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Did DIY pesticide treatment lead to death?

May 31, 2010

Bed bug treatment is expensive and many people feel forced by necessity to do their own bed bug treatments for this reason. We generally advise against DIY bed bug treatment because bed bugs are difficult to treat and because misapplying or overapplying pesticides can make bed bugs worse and/or cause health problems, and even death. […]

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Bed bugs are back! / ¡Los Chinches Estan De Vuelta!

April 28, 2010

Dear Readers, We have some very creative and funny people in our forums.  When funny people get bed bugs, their humor serves as comic relief for all of us in the trenches. Below, a recent contribution from a reader going by the name of elchinche. It was originally posted on the forums. With elchinche’s permission, […]

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Global War on Bed Bugs writer meets Dr. Changlu Wang

April 27, 2010

The ninth “Global War on Bedbugs” column has appeared in McSweeney’s; this one is good: author Alan Good goes to New Brunswick to meet Dr. Changlu Wang, of Rutgers. Of course, we love Changlu Wang. Who wouldn’t? He is doing wonderful, practical research on bed bugs, and he understands the problems in detecting and treating […]

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NY Press spreads potentially bad ideas about bed bug treatment

February 17, 2010

A story in the New York Press yesterday tells the tale of a pest tech’s daily work.   He rides around in a car covered on the inside in Delta Dust: Plus, everything in Frank’s car, including us, is covered with a fine white powder. It’s called Delta Dust, and its active ingredient is the neurotoxin […]

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McSweeney’s on Bed Bugs part 3: who would you bite if you were a bed bug?

November 3, 2009

A taste of Alan Good’s latest Global War on Bed Bugs column in McSweeney’s: It is necessary to explain a biological fact before revealing the list of people I would bite if I were a bedbug: a bedbug partakes of five blood meals in its nasty journey from egg to adulthood. Consequently, your hematophagous narrator […]

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Toronto and Cincinnati/Hamilton County bed bug updates

October 15, 2008

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs is bringing the updates on the Toronto Bed Bug Action Committee Toronto Bed Bug Project here and here, and a rundown on what’s up with the Cincinnati / Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force Strategic Plan here. Definitely check out those posts, and the links Renee provides.

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Jersey City hotel closed due to fire safety and bed bug violations

October 2, 2008

The Jersey Journal reports that the Starlite Motel on Tonnelle Avenue near Fifth Street in Jersey City was closed by Jersey City inspectors yesterday “due to bedbug infestation and fire code violations.” “In this case, the motel in question had numerous fire violations and was infested with bedbugs, which placed their guests at a great […]

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Bed bugs in Philadelphia’s Art Museum area high-rises

July 12, 2008

Jill Porter of the Philadelphia Daily News reports on bed bug infestations in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. This time in Parkway House (and recently in Park Towne Place). Porter says one Parkway House tenant, Waide Hemphill, has had them twice since February (I assume this means they were eliminated for a time). He […]

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Bed bugs where you don’t expect to find them: Divan, 2004

January 1, 2008

I am always on the alert for bed bugs in the media: not just the news, but television shows (like The Simpsons), movies, etc. Here’s an oldie that’s “new to me” and probably you too: New York filmmaker Pearl Gluck’s 2004 beautiful documentary Divan is about her exploration of her Hasssidic heritage, and centers around […]

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