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  • Big Bad Bed Bug Secret? (Gas vs. electric cooking)

    03/22/2017 8:03:33 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 169 replies
    HiTech RedNeck's scientific brain | March 22, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    I have a buddy in rural Illinois who is living with and helping out his elderly mom, and he likes to cook. He cooks up a storm. They both enjoy the food. The house they are in has begun to display a very bad bedbug infestation. Both my buddy's mom and my buddy are freaking out. They don't have a lot of money but they are about to call Orkin. I stopped to think about the science of bedbugs. Both my buddy and I did a lot of online research after discovering the infestation. But I think I have a...
  • Officials: Several Augusta city workers moved due to bedbugs ( Maine )

    07/15/2016 8:59:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WMTW ^ | Jul 14, 2016
    AUGUSTA, Maine —Officials in Maine's capital city say bedbugs were found in three city offices. ... A bedbug-detecting dog confirmed there were bedbugs in that office and in the offices of community services ... Bedbugs had been reported at two privately owned boarding houses in May. City councilors adopted an emergency law requiring tenants to alert landlords of bed bugs. Landlords must also give the city a decontamination plan.
  • Historic Hotel’s Bedbugs Sideline Kyrie Irving

    02/23/2016 8:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 23 Feb 2016
    Kyrie Irving did not sleep tight because the team hotel did let the bed bugs bite Saturday night. "Our team said I was out with flu-like symptoms," Irving confessed to the media Monday night about his absence from Sunday's game against the Oklahoma. "It was honestly from the bed bugs from the frickin' Hilton that we stayed at." The Cavaliers stayed at the oldest hotel in Oklahoma City over the weekend ... Just imagine how freaked out you'd be if you saw friggin' five, big-ass bed bugs just sitting on your pillow," Irving told the media after Monday's loss to...
  • Chicago Tops Bedbug List for Fourth Straight Year: Report

    01/14/2016 1:56:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Bedbugs have apparently taken up a long-term residency in Chicago based on a new report from pest control company Orkin. Chicago topped Orkin's "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" list for the fourth year in a row. In all, fourteen cities in the Midwest made the list, more than any other region, according to Orkin. The pests were spotted in multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Orkin based its findings on the number of bedbug treatments employees conducted between January and December of 2015, according to the pest control company. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments. [Snip]...
  • Cops: Man Set Rental Car Ablaze While Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

    04/16/2015 8:46:13 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/15
    A Long Island man accidentally set his rental car ablaze in an effort to kill bed bugs, police say. Authorities say 44-year-old Scott Kemery poured rubbing alcohol on the bed bugs because he thought it would do the trick. Then, he lit a cigarette, setting himself and three cars on fire. "He said he had bedbugs in the car, and someone told him if he saturated them with alcohol, it would kill them," Det. Sgt. Edward Fitzgerald told Newsday. "So he went and bought some alcohol, he poured it all in there and he sat in his car and lit...
  • Colorado couple sues Hilton Hawaiian Village over bedbug dispute

    09/21/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Pacific Business News ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Jason Ubay
    A Colorado couple are suing the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, alleging that the resort had a bedbug problem and failed to tell them about it last year when they stayed at the hotel. Aaron and Sharon Tucker of Aurora County, Colorado, booked their stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 30, 2013, and were not told about a bedbug infestation, they said in the lawsuit. The couple claim they suffered from bedbug bites during their stay from Aug. 24-31, 2013, and claim they continued to be bitten after returning home, ... A search through found...
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • Health Dept: Motel bedbug problem not new ( Virginia )

    12/21/2013 2:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    WAVY ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jason Marks
    Motel guest says bedbugs put him in hospital. HAMPTON, Va. - A bedbug infestation at a Peninsula motel is so bad, it put a man in the hospital. Health department officials told it isn't a new problem. The Hampton Manor Motel sign claims to be host to the distinguished traveler, but they also appear to be host to bedbugs -- and not just one or two. "You don't see them, but you feel them," said Hampton resident Robert Malcolm. "You lay in bed and you might feel something. You wake up and there are about five or six on...
  • NYC Department of Health Building Infested with Bed Bugs

    08/07/2013 7:40:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Aug 2013
    the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene headquarters, which cost taxpayers $316 million, is overrun by bed bugs. The building is 21 floors, and five of those are home to a bed bug infestation. That’s no shock, since the city itself has been ranked the worst in the nation when it comes to bed bugs. This is the second time in under a year that bed bugs have been found in the facility, which is only three years old. Critics say that the city is actually underreporting the problem ... Other major New York landmarks have become...
  • Vt. homeless shelter closed after bedbug problem

    07/30/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2013
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — An infestation of bedbugs has forced the temporary closure of a homeless shelter in Bennington, Vt. ... In the meantime, the women and children who would normally stay there are being placed in temporary locations, including motels
  • New Jersey man sets house on fire trying to kill bedbugs

    06/14/2013 12:35:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | , June 14, 2013
    The man was using a space heater, a hair dryer and a heat gun to kill the pests at his southern New Jersey home when the blaze broke out
  • Tenants: Rattlesnakes invade Scottsdale apartments ( AZ )

    05/12/2013 11:42:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | May 12, 2013 | Allyson Blair
    In mid-March, she was bitten by a Mohave rattlesnake just feet from her apartment while trying to save her cat. "You can feel it grip on. It's like cutting through butter. It grabbed my thumb and went down through the tendon. When it turned around it nicked me on the other side," said Wallace. The Mohave's venom put Wallace in a coma. She spent a total of nine days in the ICU and had to be readmitted to the hospital three more times. Wallace was left with no feeling in much of her hand. A few months prior Wallace told...
  • Bedbugs invade hospitals

    04/22/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jen Wieczner
    Why more patients share rooms with the blood-sucking pests. As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the “nightmare bacteria” weren’t challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: Bedbugs. More than a third of pest management companies treated bedbug infestations in hospitals in 2012, 6% more than the year before and more than twice as many as in 2010, according to a survey released today by the National Pest Management Association. The percentage of exterminators dealing with bedbugs in nursing homes has also almost doubled since 2010, to 46%. Bedbug experts also report seeing them in ambulances. Hospitals...
  • Chicago Is Top City for Bedbugs

    03/04/2013 6:41:45 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    abc ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | Carmen Cox
    Bedbugs are on the rise again in the U.S., which means business is booming for pest control companies like Orkin. With increased travel, both internationally and domestically, and higher bedbug resistance to existing pesticides, Orkin has seen an almost 33 percent boost in bedbug business compared to 2011. The company has just released its rankings of U.S. cities in order of the number of bedbug treatments from January to December 2012. The “Windy City” of Chicago tops the list, followed by Detroit, Los Angeles, Denver and Cincinnati.
  • Orkin: Chicago the worst city for bed bugs

    01/16/2013 9:36:29 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Tribune ^ | January 15, 2013 | Samantha Bomkamp
    Chicago has moved to the top spot of a list no city wants to be a part of: the most treatments for bed bug infestations. Pest control company Orkin said Tuesday it did more business in Chicago than any other city last year. Chicago had been second on the list in 2011 behind Cincinnati. ... Chicago in 2012 was ranked just ahead of Detroit, Los Angeles and Denver
  • Bedbugs in firehouse have staff sleeping in trucks

    12/15/2012 3:01:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the conditions at D.C. firehouses found. The 180-page report by the Office of the Inspector General details a wide swath of problematic conditions at D.C. fire stations across the city, including a lack of working smoke detectors, leaking roofs, flooded basements, rodent infestations and inoperable heating or cooling systems. Among the findings, 19 stations had significant rodent problems with one reporting that dead mice had been found...
  • Bed Bug Sightings Confirmed At L.A. Central Library

    09/08/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    CBSLA ^ | September 7, 2012
    One bed bug found crawling across a book has led to officials confirming the presence of the bloodthirsty, resilient creatures at the L.A. Central Library. There have been at least two separate sightings of lone bed bugs at the library
  • Bedbugs an increasing concern at DNC hotels

    09/04/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Hill
    .........Hotels contacted by The Washington Times about bedbug reports either referred calls to their corporate headquarters or didn’t return messages. Charlotte has a long way to go before its bedbug levels approach cities such as New York, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., where recent infestations have made national news, but a study this year by pest control company Orkin shows activity there has been on the rise. The survey, released in March, rated Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit. By contrast, the GOP’s choice for its...
  • Spring-break hazard: bedbug infestation

    03/09/2012 6:55:20 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | March 9, 2012 | Bethany Barnes
    With spring break coming up, travelers may want to make sure they don't pick up the souvenir no one plans to take home - bedbugs. Bedbug cases have been increasing dramatically over the past three or four years, said Dawn Gouge, entomologist and associate professor at the University of Arizona. "Pretty much everywhere where anyone goes on vacation is where you'll find bedbugs," said Gouge, noting that even travelers who stay at high-end resorts can be exposed to the parasites.
  • More bedbugs found in Longmont library ( Colorado )

    08/29/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 08/29/2011 | Scott Rochat
    Exterminators were back in the Longmont Public Library on Monday morning after a weekend visit by a “bedbug dog” found nine infested chairs, including two that were treated last week. ... The pests were initially spotted Aug. 18. An exterminator on Aug. 19 found five chairs had been infested and used carbon dioxide to freeze the insects. On Sunday, two of the treated chairs caught the attention of Macaroni, a beagle-mix trained to sniff out living bedbugs, indicating that the insects had either survived or been brought back into the library. The library has not closed and the treated chairs...
  • Bedbug infestations growing in certain settings, survey finds

    08/17/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 | Lena H. Sun
    Just as students head back to college and families finish summer vacations comes the latest bad news from pest control companies: Bedbug infestations are getting worse and becoming more common in some places, including dorms, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and schools and day-care centers. According to a survey released Wednesday by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, pest control companies say there has been double-digit growth in infestations in the past year. About 54 percent of pest companies reported treating bedbugs in college dorms, compared with 35 percent in 2010; 80 percent reported treating...
  • Corpse Found Among Bedbug Infestation ( N.M. )

    07/28/2011 12:04:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    KOAT-TV. ^ | July 28, 2011
    Albuquerque police responded to a report of dead body in apartment and found the man’s body surrounded by bedbugs. The insect infestation was just the beginning of the problems for the apartment complex. The city warns potential renters to look closely before leasing an apartment at Uptown Park. “We would not recommend living in any of those three units,” city spokesman Chris Ramirez said... “When they got there, they realized once they went into the apartment, that the apartment was completely infested with bedbugs,” ... Neighbors were itching to find out what happened.
  • Woman Turned Away From Hospital Because Of Bed Bugs ( Denver )

    05/28/2011 9:37:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | May 27, 2011 | Amanda Kost
    An Aurora woman said she was turned away by a doctor for a pain injection because her home is infested with bed bugs. Christine Lewis was set for a spinal injection at the Medical Center of Aurora South. She said everything was going fine until a nurse asked her about the bug bites that covered her arms. Lewis said she was denied the injection and treatment. She said her doctor showed her the door. “He made the comment, he's like, it could be in your hair, it could be in your clothes and we can't have you bring that into...
  • EPA Awards Five Grants to Combat Bed Bugs

    04/06/2011 7:48:27 PM PDT · by Rabin · 31 replies
    U.S. EPA ^ | Wed, April 6, 2011 | Dale Kemery (News Media Only)
    As part of the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, EPA helped develop a national Bed Bug Summit in early February. The agency has worked with various federal agencies to explore and develop techniques for combating the influx of bed bugs… Rutgers University will implement a statewide bed bug educational outreach program…
  • Get ready for a blitz of bedbug cases in summer 2011, experts say

    03/04/2011 8:43:46 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 2+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | March 3rd 2011 | Jennifer H. Cunningham
    Here's some news to make your skin crawl: Bedbug infestations will explode this year, particularly in the summer, experts say. Once you've got bedbugs, it can cost $1,200 to get rid of them professionally, White said. "The big problem is not getting bit, it's bringing them home," .
  • Bed-bug Airways: BA grounds two jumbos after woman tells how flights left her covered in bites

    02/26/2011 5:52:57 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th February 2011 | Ray Massey
    British Airways grounded two jumbo jets after a passenger complained of being badly bitten by bed bugs during two separate long-haul flights. The airline fumigated one of the planes on which it confirmed there had been an infestation and apologised to the woman for her ordeal. Businesswoman Zane Selkirk revealed her body was ‘crawling’ with bugs and ‘covered with bites’ during a ten-hour transatlantic flight from Los Angeles to London Heathrow in January. The 28-year-old believes she was also bitten on a second flight in February during a business trip from Bangalore in India to Heathrow. The revelations will certainly...
  • Bed-bug summit opens near Chicago

    09/22/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 21, 2010
    ROSEMONT, Ill.- The first-ever North American Bed Bug Summit, which opened Tuesday near Chicago, attracted a sellout crowd to hear experts on the tiny biters, organizers said. That appears to be one more sign that bed bugs, once almost routed in the United States by pesticides, are back in a big way, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported. "Ten years ago we got about one call about bed bugs a year, and now we get at least one call a day," Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, told the newspaper. Organizers of the two-day...
  • Nike flagship store shut down, latest store to have bedbugs bite ( NYC )

    09/18/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 18, 2010 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and CATHY BURKE
    Nike’s tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs... Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.
  • Road Warriors vs. the Bed Bugs

    09/12/2010 9:14:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 | AMY HOAK
    Reports of bedbug infestations are on the rise, news that strikes fear into the hearts of frequent travelers. While hotels and motels aren't the only places where these insects can hitch a ride on clothes or other belongings -- after all, you can pick one up just by visiting a friend's home, and recent findings in movie theaters and offices prove how easily these bugs get around -- the high-traffic buildings are some of the highest-risk places to encounter these tiny insects that live by feasting on human blood while we're sleeping. By knowing what to look for and taking...
  • Ohio's Bedbug Battle Escalates with EPA Crisis Meeting

    08/18/2010 11:18:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    time ^ | Aug 18, 2010 | Nina Burleigh
    For reasons still unknown, bedbugs really seem to like the state of Ohio. The problem is so dire in Cincinnati that some people with infested apartments have resorted to sleeping on the streets. Cincinnati created a Bedbug Remediation Commission in 2007 and, like other local and national governments around the world, the city is trying to mobilize strategies to control infestations of the resilient insects, which can hide in almost any crack or crevice and can go a year or more without eating. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a consumer alert about off-label bedbug treatments,...
  • Bed Bugs at Time Warner Center in New York ( CNN )

    08/14/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    TVNewser ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    TVNewser has learned the human resources department of TBS Inc. has sent out an email this afternoon alerting staffers of a bed bug problem in their New York City offices at Time Warner Center -- home to CNN, and other Time Warner entities. The Time Warner Center Facilities Department advises that bed bugs have been detected in Time Warner Center. This determination was made after testing was conducted on several floors of the building.
  • A bedbug epidemic bites New York

    05/31/2010 10:21:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,650+ views
    timesonline ^ | May 31, 2010
    At first May thought that her husband had heat rash. “We were staying at a smart hotel in Cape Cod. Then I developed these hive-like welts on my back and legs.” May (not her real name; she is terrified of giving me that) is middle class, in her late fifties and lives on the Upper West Side, New York, in a well-maintained four-room apartment. When she and her husband returned to the city, one doctor prescribed antihistamines, surmising the couple had reacted to shellfish. She called a dermatologist. “He took one look and said, ‘You both have bedbug bites’. My...
  • Continued Rise of Bed Bug Populations is Highlighted Nationally in New Research Study

    04/14/2009 2:42:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,226+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 04/02/09
    Continued Rise of Bed Bug Populations is Highlighted Nationally in New Research Study & with Upcoming Federal Summit Posted : Thu, 02 Apr 2009 17:40:28 GMT Author : National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Category : Press Release News Alerts by Email ( click here ) Press Release News | Home FAIRFAX, Va. - (Business Wire) According to a new study from the Journal of American Medical Association, bed bugs do not transmit disease to their victims, but infestations continue to increase worldwide. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has reported a 71% increase in bed bug infestations in the states...
  • Revealed: the gas chamber horror of North Korea's gulag

    02/01/2004 3:38:13 PM PST · by AlbionGirl · 24 replies · 261+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday February 1, 2004 | Antony Barnett
    A series of shocking personal testimonies is now shedding light on Camp 22 - one of the country's most horrific secrets In the remote north-eastern corner of North Korea, close to the border of Russia and China, is Haengyong. Hidden away in the mountains, this remote town is home to Camp 22 - North Korea's largest concentration camp, where thousands of men, women and children accused of political crimes are held. Now, it is claimed, it is also where thousands die each year and where prison guards stamp on the necks of babies born to prisoners to kill them. Over...