detecting bed bugs

Bed bugs found in New Rochelle Library again

May 15, 2013

At the end of April, various sources reported that the New Rochelle, NY public library had closed for a day after bed bugs were found in the building.  The New Rochelle Daily Voice reported on May 1, “Pest management experts were immediately called in after one insect was found.  This was not an infestation.  There […]

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Bed bugs and apple seeds? Apples and oranges, says Lou Sorkin

January 24, 2012

Again and again, journalists point out that bed bugs are “about the size of” apple seeds, or that they even “look like” apple pips. You don’t have to look to the media reports for this cliché — it’s found in everything from the National Pesticide Information Center and Indiana University fact sheets, to give just […]

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Bed bug dogs in the news

March 7, 2008

Lots of press abounding on the busy bed bug dogs at Advanced k9, based in Connecticut.  There have been a number of other articles this week along the same lines. Bed bugs are very difficult to detect and a bed bug sniffing dog does appear to give you a really good shot at detecting bed […]

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Bed bug notice: East Village, NYC, January 2008

February 16, 2008

A bed bug notice found in a building lobby in Manhattan, by our stealthy photo contributor, iPhone Interloper. Good: Building management admitting problem publicly, posting notice. Notice asking for bed bug reports. Notice reminding tenants secondhand mattresses are a no-no. Notice is building-wide even though only one unit has apparently identified a bed bug problem. […]

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Bed bug highlights from the 2008 Purdue Pest Management Conference

January 21, 2008

This set of notes from the recent Purdue Pest Management Conference is from our bed bug professional-incognito, “Winston O. Buggy.” Thanks, Winston! Following are some important tidbits covered at the conference submitted for your information and action agendas. More work is being done on field strains of bed bugs, as opposed to much early work […]

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Bed bugs where you do expect to find them: Boston Globe on hotels hiring bed bug dogs

January 3, 2008

The Boston Globe has a new article about bed bugs, mainly focusing on how ten or so hotels in Boston are employing a bed bug dog to do regular walkthroughs. In the 3 1/2 years it’s been open, Jurys Boston Hotel has never found bedbugs on its premises, nor have its guests complained about being […]

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Men’s Health on bed bugs: “The Dirt on Hotel Rooms”

November 6, 2007

Men’s Health magazine on bed bugs, this month: it’s just a brief snippet in an article of travel tips, but it hits home: Some Souvenirs Have Legs Hotels are a haven for bedbugs. Pest-control companies say hotels account for more than 37 percent of their bedbug business, according to Pest Control Technology magazine. I don’t […]

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University of Florida tests bed bug dogs

May 15, 2007

The University of Florida News reports on tests being run by U of F researchers on bed bug dogs: Nine-pound Nudie’s feet skitter across the concrete floor as she speeds by, keeping her tiny nose to the ground. She scurries around the perimeter of a bed, then hops on top. “Find your B’s, find your […]

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Do I have bed bugs? Are these bed bug bites?

October 22, 2006

Do I have bed bugs? What bed bugs (or bedbugs) look like depends partly on their life stage and whether they’ve just had a blood meal or not. You need to know that the adults are about the size of an apple seed, and the youngest nymphs can be the size of a speck of […]

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