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Man on #2 train with bed bugs: bed bug hysteria? Or fact?

March 23, 2009

Paolo Mastrangelo of NYC the Blog reported yesterday that his roommate Aaron had a close encounter of the bed bug kind on the #2 train in New York City: It seems the bedbug epidemic that has been building in nyc over the last few years has reached an apex. My roommate Aaron Howell explained he […]

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Intro. 57: bed bug task force to get New York City Council vote on 3/11

March 6, 2009

I just received the following message below from Gale Brewer, updating us on the status of the Bed Bug Task Force bill, Intro. 57. Another section of the same bill — the part which bans the sale of reconditioned mattresses — is not being voted on concurrently. Since support for the Bed Bug Task Force […]

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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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Bed bugs bite in Edmonton sleep disorder clinic

January 23, 2009

It’s a pretty unlucky scenario when patients who checked into the Edmonton General Hospital sleep disorder clinic in order to find the cause of their sleep disturbances are woken in the middle of the night and sent home due to bed bugs.  This article from the Edmonton Journal describes just such a situation. Sleep disorder […]

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Apartment Therapy on bed bugs, bed bug sniffing dogs

November 6, 2008

Apartment Therapy/San Francisco has a new post mentioning AT blogger Sarahh’s encounter with Mr. Cimex Lectularius in a Santa Cruz motel (yikes!) and alerting readers to the existence of bed bug sniffing dogs. For those of you who are wondering, we were lucky not to have brought any bedbugs back with us to our home […]

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Bed bugs in Listowel Community Hospital, Co. Kerry

September 26, 2008

We just heard of a hospital in Portland, Oregon which is infested with bed bugs in the main lobby and surrounding offices. Now news comes from Kerry’s Eye Online that the 63-bed Listowel Community Hospital in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland is infested. The infestation was discovered after staff and patients complained about bed bug bites: […]

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Results of University of Florida tests on bed bug dog effectiveness are out

August 20, 2008

The long-awaited University of Florida study of bed bug dogs that we mentioned last year has now been published: Ability of Bed Bug-Detecting Canines to Locate Live Bed Bugs and Viable Bed Bug Eggs MARGIE PFIESTER, PHILIP G. KOEHLER, AND ROBERTO M. PEREIRA Department of Entomology, Building 970 Natural Area Drive, University of Florida, Gainesville, […]

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Westchester Realtor hears client’s concern over bed bugs

August 2, 2008

Westchester, NY realtor Miriam Bernstein blogged today about a client’s concerns over bed bugs: One of my clients expressed concern about bedbugs and that she is really worried about them. I have heard of the problem but didn’t realize the extent of the issue and knew nothing about bedbugs, how they infiltrate a home, their […]

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Bed bug legislation in the U.S. House and in the Ohio House

July 22, 2008

In reference to the Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008, Budget Travel asks, “Should taxpayers fund the war against bed bugs?” The Act, H.R. 6068, is now in consideration by the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection,and would primarily give states funding to inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs. (Welcome […]

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