Korea claims it has first bed bug case in 20 years

January 20, 2009

The Korea Times reports that in December 2007, researchers claim they found the first bed bug sighted in Korea in 20 years.  And they say it must have come from America, perhaps with a recent transplant from New Jersey. Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs does a good job of clarifying some other possible […]

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It’s summer in Australia, and the bed bugs are in high gear

December 5, 2008

Bed bugs bite year round, but they breed more quickly in warmer weather. Bed bug expert entomologist Dr. Stephen Doggett of Westmead Hospital spoke to Australia’s Daily Telegraph about the problem, which appears to be as bad down under as anywhere. Calls about the problem increased 4500% from 2000-2006, and “Westmead’s entomology unit had calculated […]

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Sydney, Toronto, NYC: a tale of three bed bug cities

March 15, 2007

According to the clustermap, we have a number of readers in Australia. And in neighboring Aotearoa/New Zealand too–in fact, I’m a bit worried about New Zealand–a few more of those red dots on the clustermap, and the island is going to disappear from the map like the much smaller island group of Hawai’i has, under […]

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