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Wednesday’s New York City Council vote on the Bed Bug Advisory Board: it passed!

March 12, 2009

The New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board bill (Intro. 57a) was passed yesterday! This fox segment preceding the vote Wednesday was just a sample — there was a lot of press, from Fox and Newsday to the Canarsie Courier. The New York Press was clearly too traumatized to post an actual bed bug photo, […]

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Intro. 57: bed bug task force to get New York City Council vote on 3/11

March 6, 2009

I just received the following message below from Gale Brewer, updating us on the status of the Bed Bug Task Force bill, Intro. 57. Another section of the same bill — the part which bans the sale of reconditioned mattresses — is not being voted on concurrently. Since support for the Bed Bug Task Force […]

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More bed bug coverage in New York — but not enough, considering

February 27, 2009

We are getting more press on bed bugs this week, presumably due to the excellent City Council Hearing held on three bed bug bills on Tuesday. I personally don’t feel I am seeing enough coverage of the event itself. The Daily News weighed in today with “Boro with the most bedbug calls: B’klyn 42% jump […]

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Exciting news: EPA to hold public meeting on bed bugs April 14th

February 23, 2009

Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed bugs broke the news today that the EPA is holding a meeting on bed bugs on April 14th. Renee writes: We have just received information, from our one and only contact at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that EPA is set to hold a public meeting on […]

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New York Daily News: NYC bed bug complaints up 34% in one year

February 17, 2009

The New York Daily News has a good article today on the 34% increase in bed bug complaints in the last fiscal year, compared with the previous one. The data for this came from the amazing Renee Corea, who filed a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of New York vs. Bed Bugs. Adam […]

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Amazing news: New York City Council to hold hearings on three bed bug bills, 2/24/09 at 1 pm

February 6, 2009

This is great. As New York vs. Bed Bugs reports today, the New York City Council is going to hold hearings on three bed bug bills on February 24th at 1 pm at City Hall. It’s a joint hearing by the Consumer Affairs, Health, and Sanitation committees on bills Intro. No. 57, Intro. no. 872, […]

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