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Illinois vs. bed bugs: state Senate considers Bed Bug Task Force bill

April 25, 2010

Galesburg Radio WGIL reports that an Illinois state senator is sponsoring a bill to create an Illinois bed bug task force. This is good news!  We all want action on bed bugs, now, but officials need good advice on what actions to take. The WGIL report notes that Bed bugs are a common problem in […]

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NYTimes “Neediest Cases Fund” helps another family with bed bugs

January 27, 2010

There’s a new New York Times “Neediest Cases” story involving a family battling bed bugs, this time the Shevchenko family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The family was given a new mattress and loveseat, which they were soon able to move with them to a new apartment. You will remember earlier “Neediest Cases” stories about families […]

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Invitation to NYENTSOC public meeting about bed bugs 1/20/2010

January 13, 2010

Lou Sorkin invites everyone in New York City to a public meeting about bed bugs next Wednesday (1/20): It’s the January 2010 meeting of The New York Entomological Society, Inc., incorporating the Brooklyn Entomological Society. Speaker: Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E., Entomologist, Arachnologist, American Museum of Natural History Other invited speakers to be announced Presentation: “What […]

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Baltimore’s 311 Online now has a bed bug complaint option

July 17, 2009

Adam Meister reports on that residents of Baltimore can now report bed bugs to the city through 311 online. 311 online now has a bed bug complaint option. These nasty little critters are invading Southeast Baltimore according to this City Paper article. If you see a discarded mattress in an alley do not get […]

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Stamford, Connecticut: 41 cases of bed bugs reported so far this year

September 10, 2008

According to the Stamford Advocate, that city’s health department expects last year’s 85 reported cases of bed bugs will be surpassed this year. (Remember, those are just the cases that get reported to the health department): “It’s going up and it’s going to continue to go up,” said Mike Kraynak, director of health inspections. As […]

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Gale Brewer invites bedbuggers to her annual open house

May 18, 2008

The annual open house at Council Member Gale Brewer’s district office will be held tonight and tomorrow night. Gale Brewer (Manhattan 6th District) has been at the forefront of the efforts to introduce meaningful bed bug legislation in the New York City Council for the past three years. We recently had an update on those […]

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New York City: Who’s responsible for paying for bed bug treatment? Complicated, in some cases.

June 22, 2007

I just revised the Tenants and Landlords FAQ. I hope everyone who uses this site or the forums will re-read the NYC information (long as it is) because it corrects some misconceptions a lot of us have about the laws regarding who pays for bed bug treatment in rental units here. While the FAQ has […]

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I asked New York’s Mayor Bloomberg what he is going to do about bedbugs

October 30, 2006

by Deb On Fridays, WABC radio (in NYC) has a talk show between the hours of 10:00 – 11:00 Am. It is hosted by John Gambling and is called “Ask the Mayor.” Mayor Bloomberg takes calls from concerned listeners. The phone number is 1-800-848-WABC. A few weeks ago, I called and the screener allowed me […]

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