Journalist suggests tourist in Thailand was killed by Chlorpyrifos used against bed bugs

May 10, 2011

New Zealand’s 60 Minutes has investigated the mysterious case of Sarah Carter, a young tourist who died while visiting Thailand.  Journalist Sarah Hall believes they have evidence Carter was killed by the overuse of the insecticide Chlorpyrifos, which was applied to treat bed bugs in her hotel. 60 Minutes consulted an expert who said the […]

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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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Letter from a reader: 4 months after exposure and two treatments, bites persist

June 5, 2008

A letter from a reader in Canada. Krystelle writes, Hi, I have a number of questions for you. Brief background is this, on my way back from Australia to Canada in Feb 2008, I stopped in Bangkok for two nights. Around 5 pm both days, I noticed a massive amount of bites on my arms […]

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Thai trains play the bed bug blame game: blame backpackers for bed bug infestation

March 15, 2008

The bed bug blame game never ceases. Yesterday we heard about the Thai Isan trains infested with bed bugs. Now the Thai railway company is blaming backpackers for bringing bed bugs to the trains, as the Bangkok Post reports in an article entitled, “Foreign Backpackers deny they’re bed bug spreaders.” Foreign backpackers say they are […]

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Bed bugs infest Thai trains, Bangkok Post reports

March 14, 2008

The Bangkok Post reports today that Thai trains on the Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok lines in the northeastern part of the country are being “cleaned” and “refurbished” after travelers complained of bed bugs. Train carriages on northeastern lines are being refurbished at a cost of 17.5 million baht after they were found infested with bed bugs. State […]

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