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  • New Jersey Customs Agent: We're Not Prepared for Ebola

    10/09/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A federal customs official at New Jersey's Newark International Airport says that they are not trained or equipped to face passengers who might be infected with Ebola. ... The agent, who wanted to stay anonymous, noted that no doctors or CDC personnel had been assigned to his airport for any flights from Africa or countries with connecting flights to Ebola effected areas. ... This unnamed Customs agent isn't the only one saying that few are prepared for Ebola. A nurses union recently contradicted the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden who claimed that all of America's hospitals are ready for Ebola. The...
  • BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

    10/09/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% . ... Cabrera continued his criticism of the upper management of the Border Patrol, saying, “What needs to be done is we need to have our agents in the field where they belong, we need to stop cutting our manpower and stop cutting our hours and get our guys out there on the front...
  • 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 bedbugregistry.com 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
    nydailynews.com ^ | 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.”
  • Bedbugs Are Just Using the Subway to Get to More Beds

    08/07/2014 4:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/7 | Adam K. Raymond
    Like human beings, who use the New York City subway system for transportation between two destinations of an unwalkable distance, the bedbugs found on three N-line subway cars earlier this week were just using the train to get around the city. Their destinations included the lockers of MTA employees and the home of one conductor. Along with fumigating the infested trains, including a fourth train on the N-line, the MTA has sent a bug-sniffing dog to inspect the remaining cars. The most worrying detail about the MTA's bedbug infestation, though, may be that the conductor who found one of the...
  • Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

    07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7-24-16 | Betsy Rothstein
    The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape. So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake. The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee...
  • DDOT works to keep buses clear of bedbugs ( Detroit )

    07/10/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | Jul 09 2014 | Lauren Podell
    There's a reason why bedbugs are nicknamed "hitchhikers." But Detroit city bus riders don't want to share a ride with them. "I never ever imagined they would be a problem on buses," said Anthony DeRamus. "It makes me uncomfortable."
  • 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 WAVY.com 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...
  • How a Leafy Folk Remedy Stopped Bedbugs in Their Tracks

    04/12/2013 8:50:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 89 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/9/13 | Megan W. Szyndler and Catherine Loudon
    Generations of Eastern European housewives doing battle against bedbugs spread bean leaves around the floor of an infested room at night. In the morning, the leaves would be covered with bedbugs that had somehow been trapped there. The leaves, and the pests, were collected and burned — by the pound, in extreme infestations. Now a group of American scientists is studying this bedbug-leaf interaction, with an eye to replicating nature’s Roach Motel. A study published Wednesday in The Journal of the Royal Society Interface details the scientists’ quest, including their discovery of how the bugs get hooked on the leaves,...
  • Bed bugs evolved unique adaptive strategy to resist pyrethroid insecticides

    03/14/2013 8:52:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Nature ^ | 14 March 2013 | Fang Zhu et al.
    Recent advances in genomic and post-genomic technologies have facilitated a genome-wide analysis of the insecticide resistance-associated genes in insects. Through bed bug, Cimex lectularius transcriptome analysis, we identified 14 molecular markers associated with pyrethroid resistance. Our studies revealed that most of the resistance-associated genes functioning in diverse mechanisms are expressed in the epidermal layer of the integument, which could prevent or slow down the toxin from reaching the target sites on nerve cells, where an additional layer of resistance (kdr) is possible. This strategy evolved in bed bugs is based on their unique morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics and has...
  • 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.
  • 10 U.S. cities with the most bed bugs

    01/23/2013 3:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-us-cities-with-the-most-bed-bugs-2013-01-23?dist=afterbell
    Slide show starts with #10.
  • 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
  • PITI Protests DNC Treatment of Bedbugs

    09/05/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 11 replies
    (CHARLOTTE, NC) The unethical treatment of bed bugs brought an estimated 500 angry sign-carrying protestors outside of the Time Warner Cable Arena at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Conventioneers have complained about the inordinate number of bedbugs under their mattresses in the Queen City. According to Susan Lunesta, spokesperson for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Insects (PITI), the Democratic National Committee has urged the indiscriminate use of chemicals to mass exterminate what most people call pests. “No bedbug should ever be killed,” said Lunesta. “It’s not their fault that they have been taken out of...
  • 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...
  • Bedbugs moving in to some North Texas apartments

    08/31/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 30, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS
    DALLAS - Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. And they're dining on more North Texas apartment dwellers every year. "Sometimes I can't even get to bed at night," said Skyler Wells of the Park Timbers Apartments in Lewisville, who's had bedbugs in his apartment twice in the last four months. "I'm thinking they're crawling on me. I'm scratching myself. I'm taking three showers a night, because I'm thinking I'm gonna wash 'em all off me." Chris McGinn of City of Lewisville Code Compliance Department said bedbugs weren't even on the city's radar three years...
  • Bedbugs Hitching Rides On Detroit Buses, Say Drivers

    06/30/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.</p> <p>The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.</p>
  • Philadelphia takes title of bed bug capital of the U.S...

    06/15/2012 6:16:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    Philadelphia is the most bed bug infested city in the U.S. according to a new report, knocking New York City's two-year reign at the top. The 'City of Brotherly Love' jumped four places to number one this year according to the annual ranking by pest control company Terminix, reporting the highest service calls and confirmed cases in the country. New York has fallen to third place with Cincinnati keeping its second place title for the second year going.
  • 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.
  • Free to attend public meeting (Perviously threatened with arrest)

    03/01/2012 6:02:11 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Saratogian ^ | Thursday, March 01, 2012 | By LUCIAN McCARTY
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — A local resident under threat of arrest if he steps on public housing property will be able to do so after all — to attend a public meeting. A trespass notice had been issued against John Tighe based on a complaint made by Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Executive Director Ed Spychalski, who has been the target of criticism in Tighe’s blog. The banishment also made a controversial January meeting of the authority off-limits. But it turns out such a notice won’t lead to the arrest of someone who is merely attending a public meeting on the property....
  • Earliest Human Beds Found in South Africa

    12/09/2011 6:40:10 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies
    Science Magazine Online ^ | 8 December 2011 | Michael Balter
    Sleepy time at Sibudu. Researchers have found microscopic evidence (inset) of 77,000-year-old bedding at this South African cave. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," wrote Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's Almanack. That may have held true a couple of hundred years ago, but when it comes to our ancient human ancestors, researchers don't know much about how—or even where—they slept. Now a team working in South Africa claims to have found the earliest known sleeping mats, made of plant material and dated up to 77,000 years ago—50,000 years earlier than previous...
  • New disinfection technique could revolutionize hospital room cleaning (Bedbugs?)

    12/09/2011 8:29:48 AM PST · by decimon · 33 replies
    Queen's University ^ | December 9, 2011
    A Queen’s University infectious disease expert has collaborated in the development of a disinfection system that may change the way hospital rooms all over the world are cleaned as well as stop bed bug outbreaks in hotels and apartments. > The new technology involves pumping a Medizone-specific ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapour gas mixture into a room to completely sterilize everything – including floors, walls, drapes, mattresses, chairs and other surfaces. It is far more effective in killing bacteria than wiping down a room. Dr. Zoutman says the technique is similar to what we now know Mother Nature uses to...
  • Bed bugs

    11/15/2011 6:45:48 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    Conservapedia ^ | November, 2010 | Conservapedia
    Bed bug From Conservapedia Jump to: navigation, search Bedbug Scientific classification Kingdom Information Domain Eukaryota Kingdom Animalia Subkingdom Bilateria Branch Protostomia Phylum Information Superphylum Panarthropoda Phylum Arthropoda Sub-phylum Mandibulata Infraphylum Atelocerata Class Information Superclass Panhexapoda Class Insecta Sub-class Dicondylia Infra-class Pterygota Order Information Superorder Condylognatha Order Hemiptera Sub-order Heteroptera Infraorder Cimicomorpha Family Information Superfamily Cimicoidea Family Cimicidae Genus Information Genus Cimex Species Information Species C. lectularius Population statistics A Bed bug is any of approximately 75 species of a small parasitical insect of the family Cimicidae, particularly the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) of the temperate areas of the northern...
  • Parents: Bedbugs Surface At School

    11/04/2011 4:41:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29686429/detail.html ^ | 11/4/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Concerned parents of Iroquois High School students said bedbugs surfaced earlier this week in class. But Jefferson County Public Schools officials said it was never confirmed. Multiple parents turned to Facebook to voice their opinions about the bedbug situation. Some even contacted WLKY News directly. According to a statement from JCPS, a teacher found something she thought was a bedbug Monday. The Iroquois students were moved and the room was inspected immediately. JCPS said nothing was found. "Initially what we ask the principal, the teacher to do is to get the live bedbug with a piece of...
  • How Bedbugs Are Becoming Resistant to Today's Insecticides (How did Genes KNOW about Insecticides?)

    10/23/2011 7:15:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 124 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 19, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Until about a decade ago, most people in the United States only knew about bedbugs through the seemingly dated phrase "Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite." But the bloodsucking parasites, which were largely eradicated by the mid-20th century, have roared back in all 50 states, and the bugs’ evolving resistance to insecticides is part of the reason for their resurgence. A new study gives the most complete picture so far of the adaptations some bedbugs have developed to thwart exterminators’ poisons. The pesky bugs, it appears, can pump out a stew of enzymes that destroy insecticides, according to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study

    05/12/2011 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 11, 2011 8:51 PM | newyork.cbslocal.com
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.” Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
  • Alarming combo: Bedbugs with 'superbug' germ found (Vancouver)

    05/11/2011 1:58:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/11/11 | Mike Stobbe
    Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there's no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread the MRSA germ they were carrying or a second less dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. However, bedbugs can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching. That can cause breaks in the skin that make people more susceptible to these germs, noted Dr....
  • As Bedbug Assault Looms, Do We DIY DDT?

    03/05/2011 9:54:25 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 33 replies
    Experts are predicting an bedbug explosion this summer so is it time to sneer in the face of the enviro-Nazis; invoke the spirt of Walter Steuber and follow the Delaware County tradition of homebrewing our own dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane? Steuber was a chemist who in the final days of World War II made DDT in the basement of his Swarthmore home. The desirable insecticide has been exclusively for military use and when it popped up for sale at two hardware stores in Media and Swarthmore the authorities investigated. When it was found that Steuber was not using priority chemicals, the government allowed...
  • 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...
  • Bedbugs top agenda at national EPA summit

    02/01/2011 8:23:38 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2011
    It's official: Cimex lectularius, better known as the lowly bedbug, has achieved the status of a national epidemic. And starting Tuesday, federal agencies will convene a major summit to address the itchy critter once thought of as little more than a scourge of third-rate motels. The 2011 National Bedbug Summit will be held this week in Washington, and according to a statement Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, a half-dozen governmental agencies will send representatives in response to "consumer concern about the rising incidence of bed bugs in the United States." The meeting will be held at the (presumably bedbug-free)...
  • "Dangerous" beetle found at Los Angeles airport

    01/05/2011 12:56:02 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. customs officials said on Wednesday they had found a beetle considered one of the world's most dangerous agricultural pests in a shipment of rice arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found an adult khapra beetle, eight larvae and a shed skin in a shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia ... Earlier this year, border protection officials in Detroit found a khapra beetle in a shipment of tile from China.
  • Bedbugs can hitch a ride on just about anything

    11/19/2010 11:34:49 PM PST · by LucyT · 6 replies
    Physorg Medicine and Health ^ | November 19, 2010 | Provided by Loyola University Health System
    “A family came in covered in bedbug bites from infested ‘free’ furniture they found in an abandoned apartment,” said Dr. Joseph Leija, an allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Loyola University Health System. “The couple had only taken the wooden headboards and baseboards of the beds – not the mattresses because they knew that would be unsanitary – as well as a table and chairs. The bugs were found in the tiny crevices..."
  • NY imam's NJ building in temporary receivership

    11/14/2010 7:21:19 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 13, 2010
    A northern New Jersey apartment building owned by the imam planning an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero in New York has been put into temporary custodial receivership. Olivieri's decision means the tenants October rent payments will be used to eliminate bedbugs from four apartments, cap sewer lines in the basement and ...
  • First Impression: The Tea Party hurt republicans more then democrats. (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT · by tlb · 109 replies
    Nov 3, 2010 | self
    Thanks to the Obama economic failure, this would be a Republican surge year regardless. In most races across the country, the scorned Independents broke for republicans giving them the margin of victory. Haley and Toomey I'll credit to the Tea Party. Miller is still up in the air. Past that, looking at the other big Tea Party races: Rubio won not because of the Tea Party but thanks to the selfishness of Charlie Crist splitting the dem vote. Angle lost to the most unpopular dem senator in the nation, a man who COULDN'T win. Paladino was a humiliating disaster. Rove...
  • NY bedbug epidemic spreads to the United Nations

    10/27/2010 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | October 27, 2010 | by Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - New York City's bedbug epidemic has spread to yet another landmark in the city that never sleeps -- the United Nations, officials at the world organization said on Wednesday. The pests appeared at places like the Empire State Building and Bloomingdale's before reaching the city's center of international diplomacy on the East Side of Manhattan. The U.N. press office said a bedbug-sniffing dog had confirmed the presence of bedbugs in furniture in the basement of the Dag Hammarskjold Library, where the offices of the team overseeing the U.N. headquarter's $1.9 billion renovation project are housed.
  • Bedbugs continue assault on NYC at the U.N.

    10/27/2010 1:37:22 PM PDT · by library user · 22 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/27/2010 | Staff
    The United Nations said Wednesday it has been battling a bedbug infestation in its buildings since last year, making the international organization the latest in a growing number of New York City landmarks to deal with the widespread invasion of the blood-sucking insects.
  • United Nations bugged - with bedbugs

    10/27/2010 10:56:32 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-27-10 | richard roth
    You can now add the United Nations to the list of stores, theaters and landmarks as locations where bedbugs have been detected in New York City. "Over the weekend, dogs detected bedbugs in conference room chairs. Infected chairs have now been replaced," said a verbal announcement from the the U.N. spokesman's office. The United Nations has long been known as a hotbed of spying activity, but these bugs appear to be the decidedly low-tech crawly type.
  • Bed Bugs at the United Nations

    10/27/2010 10:36:16 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 26 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | Marinka Peschmann
    Bed bugs, the blood sucking seed-size insects that hide in walls, mattresses and clothes, have been discovered at the United Nations in New York City. Following is a note UN Correspondents received today regarding the UN bed bug infestation. NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS In September 2009, a bed bug sniffing dog confirmed infestation on most floors of the Albano building. The whole building was fumigated on 19 September 2009 and repeated 2 weeks later. As is standard practice, 6 months later on 6 May 2010 the dog returned and indicated the presence of bed bugs. However, the dog is not able...