NJDEP orders cleanup of banned pesticides used by Newark firm to treat bed bugs

July 14, 2010

Remember Josimar Ferreira, the owner of TVF Pest Control in Massachusetts who was charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs and other pests? Ferreira, who was said to be unlicensed and not ceritifed to apply pesticides in Massachusetts also owned firms in New York and New Jersey. (It’s unclear to me whether he […]

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More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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Jersey City Fire Dept. sets up “decontamination tent” outside building with bed bugs

July 31, 2008

I really don’t know what to make of this article in Tuesday’s Jersey Journal. Some Hudson County Sheriff’s officers were answering a domestic violence call in Jersey City, and encountered bed bugs in the home. (The article claims the officers were bitten by bed bugs upon entering the home.) What happens next is quite astonishing: […]

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