Cincinnati plans garbage tax, cites bed bug problem

November 21, 2008

According to Alex Shebar of, Cincinnati is planning a tax on trash collection, in part, they say, due to bed bugs.   The new system could increase efficiency and help control the vermin and bedbug problem that sanitation workers often face. It is based on other automated systems in cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, […]

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Dayton and Middletown, Ohio: avoiding bed bugs is difficult

March 3, 2008

According to the Dayton Daily News, you can get bed bugs from all kinds of sources: 4-star hotels, college dorms, from your neighbors via pipes running from apartment to apartment, and from used furniture. When you’re thinking about how to avoid bed bugs, you have to realize it’s not just about you: your neighbors have […]

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Reuse of NYC garbage [art]

December 24, 2007

This is an interesting concept. Artist Justin Gignac seals up NYC garbage in a solid, sealed, leakproof, see-through container. Read more about it here. You can buy one of his works for $50. It appears to be bed bug-proof. Heck, it may even have bed bugs inside. I’d pay for one of those! Perhaps some […]

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