Bed bugs should be considered public health threat, Canadian researchers claim

February 16, 2013

An article in the Winnipeg Free Press showcases a new study by seven Canadian public health experts and physicians, which suggests bed bugs can and should be considered a public health threat, even though they are not known to transmit disease. According to the Winnipeg Free Press: “Because bedbugs have not been proven to transmit disease […]

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Bed bugs at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

April 8, 2008

Bed bugs have infested rooms in McGill student housing buildings the New Residence, the MORE house at 522 Pins, and now in Solin Hall, the McGill Daily reports. Student Aaryn Secker finally moved out after battling bed bugs in Solin Hall for months: Secker notified Howard Zinman, Services Coordinator for Solin Hall, after discovering tiny […]

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More on Canada’s laws re: bed bugs and tenants: province by province

August 24, 2007

Our FAQ on who pays for tenants’ bed bug treatment just got a little more complete. Since this is a really helpful resource, I am blogging it too. Courtesy of the CBC’s links from its fine story on bed bugs (which remains the best television clip on bed bugs to date, hands down, in my […]

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Les punaises de lit: bed bugs en français

August 6, 2007

Here’s a hearty welcome to (well, to our knowledge, anyway) the first bed bug blog en français! Out of Montréal, in fact: La Cibole de Cimex. The author is named Corinne and has had bed bugs. Deux fois. Merde! (I only get to swear in French, because Bed Bug Helloise is a proud monoglot. She […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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Comment dites-vous les bed bugs? Montreal finds out

November 17, 2006

We just heard about the recurring bed bugs at the Ryerson dorms in Toronto. Now another Canadian University, McGill in Montreal, is seeing red (well, rust-colored bugs, anyway), as reported by the McGill Daily. Students in MORE House (a brand new building) are battling a bedbug infestation that’s been in the same unit for some […]

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