Two big upcoming bed bug events in Wasington D.C.; also: New York City, Department of Veterans Affairs

March 17, 2009

We’ve previously mentioned the upcoming EPA bed bug summit on April 14-15 and the upcoming Washington DC bed bug summit on March 27. We now refer you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee has compiled all the details and links on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit (4/14-4/15) and Stop Bed Bugs DC […]

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Bed bugs under discussion at university housing officers’ conference

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs thrive in colleges, for many reasons. College students move often, sometimes from semester to semester. They also tend to travel a lot, going back and forth to one another’s dorm rooms and apartments, visiting parents’ homes, friends’ parents’ homes, and vacationing at frat houses in Madison, Wisconsin, hostels in Amsterdam or cheap resorts […]

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Boston University students claim they were threatened if they did not keep quiet about bed bugs in London BU dorm

October 9, 2007

Some Boston University students claim they were bitten by bed bugs in a London BU dorm, that the infestation was not properly identified or treated, and that they were threatened with losing future study abroad privileges if they told anyone about their experience, according to this article by Matt Kaplan in the BU independent student […]

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More from Cincinnati: senior housing complex

October 5, 2007

According to Channel 12 WKRC in Cincinnati (doesn’t Howard Hesseman work there?), residents at the Hillrise Apartment building, which is owned by Cincinnati Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Living Incorporated, are suffering from various issues including bed bugs. Calvin Merritt’s problems at Hillrise Apartments are pretty simple. “Mostly bugs, roaches and all that…” The “all […]

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Freehold, NJ Social Service agency asks county for money to treat bed bugs

July 14, 2007

Bed bug news, even the important stuff that can make a difference, is often considered unimportant, and squeezed into a paragraph under the bottom of an article on something else. reported Friday that in Freehold, NJ, Keith Hamilton said that bedbugs have returned to some local social-service facilities and asked if the county can […]

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Bed bug news round-up (New Jersey is notably silent)

May 25, 2007

Such an interesting assortment of bed bug news came through my inbox this evening. First, WLNS of Lansing, Michigan warns that bed bugs are the pest of the 21st century, that they “wreak havoc on your skin and your life,” their incidence has increased 75% n five years (oh, I’d say much more than that), […]

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NYC schools closer to having bed bug legislation

April 25, 2007

The Queens Gazette reports today that Assembly Member Gianaris’s bed bug legislation is out of the Assembly Education Committee, and thus closer to being in effect. This is a follow-up on an issue we’ve been following for a long time. Legislation by Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) requiring notice of bedbug infestations to all parents at […]

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bed bugs clear Port Jervis, NY Hospital’s mental health unit

March 22, 2007

This news story from the Times-Herald Record’s website reminds us, once again, that the most vulnerable people in our society may be suffering the most from bed bugs. Port Jervis – Patients in the mental health unit at Bon Secours Community Hospital were relocated last week amid a bedbug outbreak. Two patients complained to […]

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Sydney, Toronto, NYC: a tale of three bed bug cities

March 15, 2007

According to the clustermap, we have a number of readers in Australia. And in neighboring Aotearoa/New Zealand too–in fact, I’m a bit worried about New Zealand–a few more of those red dots on the clustermap, and the island is going to disappear from the map like the much smaller island group of Hawai’i has, under […]

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