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Could this be it? The silver bullet to end the bed bugs’ reign of terror?

The Economist has the following dramatic article: Few things destroy the reputation of a high-class hotel faster than bed bugs. These vampiric arthropods, which almost disappeared from human dwellings with the introduction of synthetic insecticides after the second world war, are making a comeback. They can drink seven times their own weight in blood in a night, leaving itchy welts on the ... More »

 

How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Bedbugs at Occupy Wall Street #ows #occupywallstreet

How to Make Sure You Don't Get Bedbugs at Occupy Wall Street #ows #occupywallstreet

So you want to protest corporate greed, but you don't want to get bed bugs. Understandable. Here are some tips to make sure you don't become the occupied: Try not to use the sleeping bags donated and shared at the site of the protests. Try to do without a mattress. Use some cardboard or a crashpad. Don't waste your money on magical anti-bedbug sprays. They are bogus. Keep your bag... More »

 

Do Not Try On Your Own to Use Heat to Rid Your House of Bed Bugs

Do Not Try On Your Own to Use Heat to Rid Your House of Bed Bugs

  House burns in attempt to rid bedbugs - Harrisburg Daily Register   An overheated chimney is believed to have been the source of a fire that caused major damage to one side of the Glenn Frey residencenear Dundee, Ohio,  on Wednesday afternoon. Capt. Jason Ely of the Wayne Township (Dundee) Fire Department said Frey had heard that bedbugs could be eliminated by heating... More »

 

A Pro-Bedbug Protest? Yikes.

A Pro-Bedbug Protest? Yikes.

It is so hard to believe that these folks are serious. I can't find anything online for their organization, which from the laminated signs seems to be called BLOOD (Bedbug Lovers Opposing Oppression and Death). The only thing I can think of is that perhaps they have a religious belief that precludes killing any living thing - no matter how small or evil. (Jainism, for example). If that i... More »

 

Bed Bug News Roundup

Bed Bug News Roundup

Time's Joel Stein writes about his wife's vigilance in the battle against bedbugs and laments the lifestyle changes A Bedbug Musical - Tonight! The Week wondersif tourists are being wimps, overreacting to New York's Bed Bug Plague ... More »

 

Are Bedbugs Being Used as a Form of Terrorism?

Are Bedbugs Being Used as a Form of Terrorism?

What started out as almost a joke (anyone who has suffered from bedbugs would not wish it upon their worst enemy) has become an increasing concern: the intentional infestation of a target with bed bugs. An article in Gothamist was entitled How To Use Bedbugs As A Weapon: Roommate Revenge It came in the wake of a Craigslist ad: The central Bedbug-related forum, Bedbugger.com has j... More »

 

Summit Declares: Bed Bugs Are Changing Our World

D.C. bedbug summit title: 'Bed Bugs Are Changing Our World' - TBD.com blog.... More »

 

Do the Top 15 Bed Bug Infested Cities Have the Most Online Searches for Bed Bug Information?

Do the Top 15 Bed Bug Infested Cities Have the Most Online Searches for Bed Bug Information?

So this was the top 15 list released earlier this year: 1. New York 2. Philadelphia 3. Detroit 4. Cincinnati 5. Chicago 6. Denver 7. Columbus, Ohio 8. Dayton, Ohio 9. Washington, D.C. 10. Los Angeles 11. Boston 12. Indianapolis 13. Louisville, Ky. 14. Cleveland 15. Minneapolis, Minn. This is the data from Google Trends: They do not match up at all. Any thoughts?... More »

 

Bed Bug Trends and the Tools to Monitor Them

Bed Bug Trends and the Tools to Monitor Them

Here are some great tools for watching bedbug trends, both regional and topical: ... More »

 

Bed Bugs Have Gone Mainstream

Bed Bugs Have Gone Mainstream

Some will tell you the rise in bed bug chatter is emanating from the media, and they'd be half right. After all, look at this week's New Yorker: It would be good if the steep rise in bedbug-related searches were due to increased education, but unfortunately, they seem to be due to increasing infestations and a search for solutions: One piece of good news for victims of bedbugs is ... More »

 

The Bedbug Summit

The Bedbug Summit

We live-tweeted the Bedbug Summit: Bedbug summit in Chicago! 10:47 AM Sep 21st via mobile web todayshow Interesting fact TODAY: North America's first ever #BedBugs Summit is being held in Chicago 8:19 AM Sep 21st via web by AMintheAM Retweeted by you and 34 others Hashtag #bedbugsummit is the one to follow, folks. #bedbugs #bedbug 10:51... More »

 

Preventative Bed Bug Checking

Preventative Bed Bug Checking

The following is a very positive development. As more and more hotels begin preventatively bringing in bug-sniffing dogs, there will be an increase in transparency and consumers will be able to tell which places take bedbugs seriously. From a local Philly ABC station in March: John Cochie, innkeeper of the Alexander Inn in center city says he's taken preventive steps, such as regu... More »

 

Top Bed Bug Cities in the United States

Top Bed Bug Cities in the United States

Terminix has released its latest list of the top US cities infested with bed bugs: America’s top 15 Bed Bug Infested Cities 1. New York 2. Philadelphia 3. Detroit 4. Cincinnati 5. Chicago 6. Denver 7. Columbus, Ohio 8. Dayton, Ohio 9. Washington, D.C. 10. Los Angeles 11. Boston 12. Indianapolis 13. Louisville, Ky. 14. Cleveland 15. Minneapolis, Minn. We've been seeing a... More »

 

Elle Magazine Invaded by Bedbugs, Office Closes Temporarily – StyleList (blog)

Elle Magazine, eh? via Elle Magazine Invaded by Bedbugs, Office Closes Temporarily - StyleList (blog).... More »

 

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