Franklin County

Bed bugs vs. Central Ohio

May 18, 2010

Bed bugs continue to gain ground in Central Ohio.  The Columbus Dispatch has a new story about the problem in the region. Though this is rare, the title of the article actually reflects the genuine health problems caused by bed bugs: “BEDBUG INFESTATIONS: Bloodsuckers inflict mental, physical harm.” This piece opens with the heartbreaking story […]

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A tale of two bed bug-troubled cities: Cincinnati, Columbus

May 23, 2009

My report about the Hillrise Apartments in Cincinnati the other day highlighted what can happen when local officials stop inspecting rental units based on bed bug complaints. As you’ll recall, funding was cut at the end of 2008 for the Cincinnati Health Department’s bed bug inspection program. Here’s another story with bedbugged tenants, this time […]

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Why building managers must notify residents that their building has bed bugs

December 11, 2008

A news story from WBNS in Columbus demonstrates why that city needs better bed bug policies. First, consider how bed bugs spread amongst neighbors at Bollinger Towers, 750 N. High Street: Charlotte Hyajneh-Simpson thought she was lucky when her neighbor gave her his new carpet sweeper to keep. “I started using the sweeper and then […]

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We love Dr. Susan Jones, Entomologist

October 1, 2008

Why? Because she’s one of those entomologists who’s telling it like it is, to public officials who want to ignore the bed bug problem. The Columbus Dispatch quoted Jones Tuesday as saying, “If you bury your head in the sand, you’re going to get bitten, and it’s just going to get worse and worse,” said […]

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