Newport News motel with bed bugs story shows need for greater awareness about bed bugs among police, reporters

July 23, 2009

Residents and an employee of he Midtown Motel in Newport News, Virginia claim the motel has bed bugs in a story from News 10 by Mary Kay Mallonee. It’s a typical “bed bugs in motel” expose, with motel guests complaining of and displaying what they say are bed bug bites, and the maintenance man describing […]

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Bed bugs in Virginia

September 10, 2008

The Daily Press details the spread of bed bugs around motels, hotels, apartment buildings, and college dorms, with a special focus on the spread locally in Newport News, Hampton, West Point, and Virginia Beach, in Virginia.

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bed bugs in Virginia Beach (again), Brown County, Ohio, and potential health risks

November 16, 2007

WAVY TV 10 – Bed bugs invade another oceanfront motel (in Virginia Beach, VA) “Bed bugs invade another oceanfront motel. This time the health department forced the MacThrift Motor Inn on 22nd street to close off some of its rooms because of the pesky little critters.” Five rooms, to be exact. (tags: virginiabeach virginia bedbugs […]

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Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack

October 30, 2007

According to this ARTICLE: Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack (The Virginian-Pilot –, the Rodeway Inn on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach is being sued for $400,000 by a woman who claims she was bitten by bed bugs there. The plaintiff Elizabeth Glenn and her daughter stayed at the Rodeway Inn, […]

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Bed Bugs in Hampton Roads, Virginia hotels

August 25, 2007

Lindsay Roberts reports for that bed bugs are flourishing in Virginia hotels in areas such as Newport News, Hampton Roads, and Virginia Beach. One woman is interviewed who used to work as a motel housekeeper; she started getting bitten at work, and she quit her job because of it. “If I’m getting bit up […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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Bed bugs being raised at Virginia Tech urban pest management labs

November 6, 2006

Virginia Tech grad students are raising bed bugs to be used in scientific experiments, as described in this 90 second A Touch of Tech podcast. Click here to listen to an mp3 (it is very short). Scientists will use the “livestock” to “try to find a chink in the bed bug armor” which may lead […]

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