Foster family gets bed bugs & chlorpyrifos hazmat situation

January 16, 2014

The horrific story of a Rutland, Vermont foster family’s bout with bed bugs and subsequent failed treatment, followed by the alleged application of the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos by a second pest control company, suggests some changes need to be made to how bed bugs are treated — and that education about how to deal with bed […]

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Burlington, Vermont hospital focuses on bed bug prevention

January 17, 2011

Although they have not yet found bed bugs in any inpatient units, a Burlington, Vermont hospital is taking steps to prevent bed bugs and to help employees learn to detect them. According to this press release, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington now has the following policies in place (bolded below): Bed Bug Prevention Policy: […]

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Bed bugs “a disaster no different from a fire” Brattleboro officials

October 9, 2009

The Brattleboro Reformer notes that bed bugs can be considered “a disaster, no different from a fire,” at least according to Brattleboro, Vermont officials. Landlord Ron Gaida applied to the town of Brattleboro, Vermont for a low-interest loan to help him treat his 8-unit rental building for bed bugs. Last week, the Selectboard approved the […]

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Vermont meter readers avoid building with bed bugs

September 25, 2009

WCAX reports that the Central Vermont Public Service is saying its meter readers won’t read the meters of anyone in the Depot Square building until bed bugs are eliminated. It’s had bedbugs for several months. Almost every unit is infested. Now CVPS will not go in to read meters there at the request of the […]

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Depot Square, St. Johnsbury, VT: 39 of 47 units have bed bugs

August 7, 2009

Representatives of various state agencies  in St. Johnsbury, Vermont met Friday to formulate an action plan in Depot Square, a heavily infested building where canine scent detection teams found bed bugs in 39 of 47 units. reports, For the last four months, tenants living in the Depot Square building have been living side by […]

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