Bed Bugs in Office Buildings – a helpful resource

July 3, 2010

In this week in which bed bugs have reared their ugly heads in New York City Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch stores, and in the CBS offices in New York (and many other workplaces elsewhere, to judge by the sampling in our Forums), it is a good time to focus our attention on the challenges […]

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Thriftlodge guest finds hypodermic needles while searching for bed bugs in hotel

July 17, 2009

Wise travelers search their hotel rooms for bed bugs before settling in.  (Our Travel FAQs are a good place to start learning how.) However, it’s worth noting you may find things besides bed bugs lurking in the room. Friday night Michigan resident Frank Escamilla rolled in to town to look into buying a house in […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Bed bugs bite in Edmonton sleep disorder clinic

January 23, 2009

It’s a pretty unlucky scenario when patients who checked into the Edmonton General Hospital sleep disorder clinic in order to find the cause of their sleep disturbances are woken in the middle of the night and sent home due to bed bugs.  This article from the Edmonton Journal describes just such a situation. Sleep disorder […]

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A visit from the PCO to treat bed bugs (first-person account from Miranda)

October 6, 2008

Dear Readers, A Bedbugger has agreed to let me share this story of her recent treatment by a Pest Control Operator for bed bugs. Reader “Miranda” wrote the epistle below (which she emailed me) and I took the liberty of changing names to protect the parties involved. Sensitive readers, please be warned, the item below […]

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How accurate are human bed bug inspectors, k9s?

April 17, 2008

This article in the Danbury, Connecticut News-Times trumpets the arrival of Squirt, a new bed bug dog who will be working with local Pest Control firm Amtech. The dog was trained by Pepe Peruyero, and dog and trainer are learning to work together. What caught my eye was this snippet: “Humans can see bedbugs 50 […]

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Bed bugs in North Jersey

February 5, 2008

Marsha Stoltz provided a typical regional bed bug news story in The Record Sunday: Creepy crawly creatures have always been a predictable, if dreaded, part of multi-housing life because of the ease with which they move from unit to unit along shared pipes, wires and cable lines. Landlords and buildings managers typically address these concerns […]

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