“I don’t know if they’re going to get rid of them.”

July 16, 2011

The following NBC 10 video report from the Towers East 150-unit apartment complex in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is disturbing, yet all too typical. It’s not disturbing for the reason so many bed bug news reports are — there is no footage of bed bugs scurrying up the wall or across someone’s skin. But the story […]

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Bed Bugs in Selis Manor, which provides housing for the visually impaired

July 17, 2010

NBC reports that Selis Manor, a Chelsea building providing housing to the blind and visually impaired on 23rd Street in New York City, has multiple units which are battling bed bugs.

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Bed bug disclosure bill under consideration for New York City (amended)

June 8, 2010

We previously told you about A10356, the New York City bed bug disclosure bill introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF) and currently under consideration in the New York Senate. As we noted previously, the bill originally called on New York City landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants of a building’s bed bug […]

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Third Annual Poverty Olympics, with Itchy the Bed Bug

January 21, 2010

For several years in the run up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, a group of activists has held the Poverty Olympics, a protest peopled by mascots such as Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach.  2010 marks the third annual Poverty Olympics. The protests focus on how “world class city” Vancouver is also home […]

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Pop. 1280’s “Bedbugs”: a “Blade Runner-esque urban wasteland”

December 2, 2009

In yesterday’s Village Voice Music Blog, Chris Weingarten asked members of the band Pop. 1280 about their new song, “Bedbugs.”  It was written by Ivan Lip who is a social worker working in housing. What is “Bedbugs” about? Ivan Lip, guitarist: I think it’s just about bedbugs. Chris Bug, vocalist: The I-man wrote the lyrics […]

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Soundbites from the EPA National Bed Bug Summit

April 16, 2009

We look forward to hearing more about what happened in Arlington, Virginia these last two days, at the EPA National Bed Bug Summit. This video from the Associated Press has some nice snippets from Dini Miller, Harold Harlan, and others, speaking at the conference. Pete Grasso of the PMP blog liveblogged the bed bug summit. […]

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