Richard Cooper

Did a NYC Urban Outfitters store ignore a bed bug problem?

August 1, 2012

It’s not really summer until a major chain store in Manhattan gets bed bugs. According to, the rumor is that Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave. in Manhattan has a bed bug issue — and that it has been taking the ostrich approach to dealing with it. Image credit: 14th Street Store by Eden Pictures, […]

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Bed Bugs in Office Buildings – a helpful resource

July 3, 2010

In this week in which bed bugs have reared their ugly heads in New York City Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch stores, and in the CBS offices in New York (and many other workplaces elsewhere, to judge by the sampling in our Forums), it is a good time to focus our attention on the challenges […]

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Bed bug educational grant obtained by Changlu Wang & Richard Cooper

May 22, 2010

Changlu Wang of Rutgers University and Richard Cooper of Bed Bug Central have been awarded a $20,000 grant by the USDA to produce educational materials about bed bugs for the community in the form of videos and a website. The aim is to help the community learn more about bed bugs and how to eradicate […]

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New York City’s Bed Bug Advisory Board finally ready to roll

September 14, 2009

We are so glad to hear New York’s Bed Bug Advisory Board has finally been filled with appointees, and they will be meeting this week. The Mayor’s Appointees are: Gil M. Bloom, Vice President, Standard Pest Management Company; Richard A. Cooper, Technical Director, Cooper Pest Solutions; Jody L. Gangloff-Kaufmann, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, […]

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Protect-a-Bed and Bed Bug Central: live Q&A on Twitter, Tues. 6/23 2pm EST

June 17, 2009

Protect-a-Bed is hosting a live Twitter Q&A session about bed bugs with Bed Bug Central entomologists Richard Cooper and Jeff White (who is well known to Bedbugger Forum users).  (I quote below directly from a Press Release Protect-a-Bed sent me; thanks Laura!) Beginning at 2 p.m. EST, on Tuesday, June 23, Protect-A-Bed is inviting the general […]

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MSNBC: bed bugs go back to school

August 31, 2008

MSNBC did a report on Friday about the problem of bed bugs on college campuses, warning students and their parents about bed bugs going back to school (or, for that matter, coming home from school). Don’t be put off by the fact that Matt Lauer opens the segment by dropping the nursery rhyme bomb. Watch […]

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Another bed bug trap in the works

June 8, 2008

So far, there is no accurate bed bug trap available for sale, though we have heard various teams are working on them (including some researchers who are trying to produce a trap using aggregate pheromones to attract bed bugs). This article from the Press of Atlantic City is a general “introduction to bed bugs” article […]

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The Washington Post says to ignore the bed bug media hype

February 26, 2008

Three articles on bed bugs appeared today in the Washington Post. One gives a first-person account of what was apparently a not-so-serious bed bug case, and the second shrugs away the problem as a bunch of media hype. “Yes, Tiny, Evil–and in My Bed” is the first, and provides yet another first-person account from a […]

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Bed bugs and Christmas; the blasted 55-day rule

December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it. And a special shout out to mangycur whose bed bugs unfortunately popped out on the 53rd day after they were last sighted, reminding us of the “55-day rule.” (If you remember, the 55-day rule refers to the period of time Rich Cooper suggests you need to be free […]

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