Bed bugs hit Sirius XM Radio HQ & Howard Stern’s limo

September 28, 2010

NBC New York reports that the Sirius XM studios and headquarters in New York City have been fighting bed bugs: “We received treatments here and supposedly we’re 100% bedbug-free,” a very doubtful Howard Stern lamented on his Sirius XM Radio Show Monday morning after his Midtown office building was treated by exterminators. Stern said he […]

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Michael Potter on NPR’s Fresh Air

September 8, 2010

Did everyone catch Dr. Michael Potter of the University of Kentucky talking to Terri Gross on Fresh Air, in an episode unfortunately titled, “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bedbugs…”? Here’s, um, a little taste: “Bedbugs don’t stay on the host — they scurry away to their hidden harborages that are far from obvious,” […]

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Bed bugs are back: Michigan radio PSAs

April 28, 2010

PCT Online alerts us to the fact that Michigan has two radio PSAs about the bed bugs, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Pest Management Association. A female announcer tells audiences they don’t cause disease, but do cause stress and anxiety and can’t be eliminated using bug bombs. A male […]

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Brian Lehrer on bed bugs in New York City

March 16, 2009

On WNYC on Friday, Brian Lehrer talked to Jennifer 8 Lee (of the New York Times) about bed bugs, and asked callers to share their bed bug fighting tips. There’s a mention of New York vs. Bed Bugs‘ FOIA request on HPD bed bug complaints. (Woo hoo!) As you’d expect, it’s a bit dangerous asking […]

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Bed bugs on This American Life episode about fearing sleep

August 11, 2008

On this episode of This American Life, residents of 349 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn talks about what it’s like to sleep with (and deal with) bed bugs. It’s in Act II, “Sleep’s Tiniest Enemies,” about 45% of the way into the program. (If you already have trouble sleeping, you might want to skip the […]

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What is it going to take to convince these people that bed bugs are not dust mites, or fleas?!?

March 6, 2008

I finally had a chance to listen to David Cain’s UK radio appearance last Friday via the BBC iPlayer interface (which requires a RealPlayer plugin; I’m on a Mac and I was able to listen; I am sure Windows users will have no trouble). Go to this link. Find “The Breakfast Show with JoAnne Good” […]

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15 minutes of fame come and gone

December 8, 2007

We were part of a radio station’s answer to a trivia question, and we had no idea! It was 1015 The Point in Tampa, Florida’s Nearly Impossible Question, and we have no idea when, but suspect it was after Tampa’s News 10 mentioned us last April. Anyway, this is old news. Eight months later, bed […]

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New Yorkers: Lou Sorkin on the radio Tuesday at 10:40 am

November 12, 2007

Tune into WBAI 99.5 in New York City tomorrow morning at 10:40 to hear longtime Bedbugger contributor Lou Sorkin (entomologist from the American Museum of Natural History) talk about bed bugs (and other bugs). I am not sure what proportion of the program will discuss bed bugs, but we can hope it will be a […]

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NPR’s Morning Edition: not blasting any preconceptions about bed bugs

August 23, 2007

Bed bugs were the subject of a report on Morning Edition this morning. While it is always good that bed bugs are in the news, I have a few issues with the way this story was presented. First, NPR fell into the trap of describing bed bug bites as if they always look the same: […]

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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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