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Video shows bed bug infestation in Philadelphia bus seat

By John Rawlins Saturday, September 08, 2018 07:42PM PHILADELPHIA — A video showing a bed bug infestation on a SEPTA bus is going viral, and now the transit agency is addressing the problem. Crystal Lopez was the person who shot the video, showing the bugs scampering along the upholstered seatback. Minutes before she had stretched

Woman Died Due Due To Extreme Heat From Bedbug Heat Treatment

Woman Died Due To Extreme Heat From Bedbug Treatment, Negligence Lawsuit Claims An 82-year-old woman’s family who claims a bedbug extermination treatment killed her is suing the pest control company as well as the owners of the Houston apartment complex in which the woman resided. Bedbugs are typically killed with a combination of aerosol spray and heat treatment.

Bedbugs are getting harder to kill

Bedbugs are joining the resistance. The critters have started to develop a resistance against two common chemicals used to kill them, according to a new study from researchers at Purdue University. And it might start taking a lot more than a bug bomb to destroy infestations. To see if every city dweller’s worst nightmare was

NY OKs law forcing landlords to reveal if their buildings have bedbugs

When bedbugs bite, tenants will know about it under a bill passed by the City Council Tuesday. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 44-5, will require landlords to disclose bedbug infestations in their buildings, through postings in the building or notices given to tenants with their leases. They’ll also have to report discovering

Bedbugs kill woman, caretaker faces charges

Bedbugs kill woman, caretaker faces charges USA TODAY NETWORKGordon Rago, York (Pa.) Daily Record3:40 p.m. ET Feb. 25, 2017 A Pennsylvania woman died last year from bedbug bite complications. The insects had invaded the care facility where she was housed. Now, the woman’s 72-year-old caretaker Deborah Butler faces felony charges including involuntary manslaughter and neglect of

Bed bugs repulsed by certain colours

By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours – a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists. According to the work in the Journal of Medical Entomology, the blood-sucking insects love black and red but hate yellow and green. This

Bed Bugs Bite: Budget Apartments Loaded, Study Finds

by MAGGIE FOX People living in budget apartment buildings across northern New Jersey are likely to have bed bugs and not even know about it, a new study finds. A team from Rutgers University found that one in eight low-income apartments had bedbugs, and half the time the residents didn’t even know it. But the

Bed bug reports increased by 44 percent in New York City

Other than “flight delay” or “LaGuardia Airport,” there might not be a two words that make travelers more uncomfortable than “bed bugs.” So prepare to be creeped out, because reports of bed bugs in New York City’s hotels have increased more than 44% since this time last year — even at some of the city’s

Bed Bugs that Feed Are More Likely to Survive Pesticide Exposure

January 25, 2016 by Entomology Today 1 Comment By Josh Lancette Many studies have been done on how effective certain pesticides are when they are applied to bed bugs. However, most have not allowed the bed bugs to take a blood meal after being exposed to pesticides, which can change the mortality rates, according to

Something Lingering in the Lingerie? Bed Bugs Hit Victoria’s Secret

December 17 20:59 2015 Victoria’s Secret had to close for a few hours this week after a bed bug sighting in the store on Lexington Avenue at 58th Street. Victoria’s Secret Angels Take Over Times Square The lingerie retailer released a statement on Friday saying: “As a proactive measure, we tested our Manhattan stores. When

One person overcome by fumes as bug-killing chemicals found in Watertown apartment

By Gordon Block PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015 AT 12:30 AM WATERTOWN — City fire and police crews were called Wednesday afternoon after bug-killing chemicals were found in a Franklin Street apartment building known as “The Burdick,” injuring one occupant and causing an evacuation of its residents. Crews, including Jefferson County’s Hazardous Material unit, were

Failed attempt to fight bedbugs sparks devastating fire

(Photo: Courtesy of Sherry Young) USA TODAY NETWORK Daniel Bethencourt, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Sherry Young says she spent close to a year living in fear of bedbugs. So on Monday, sleep-deprived and desperate, she turned on her apartment’s stove and oven. She left for a day. Then she returned, sprayed herself with rubbing

Burnside Elementary School treated for bedbugs

Friday, October 16, 2015 08:20PM CHICAGO (WLS) — At least one bedbug was found Wednesday at Burnside Elementary on Chicago’s South Side. A spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools said that exterminators were called to the school in the 600-block of E. 91st Place on Thursday to treat the school. Exterminators will be back at the

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