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MTA Says it Exterminated Subway Bedbugs

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ahhhhhhh.

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The Takeaway

The Great Bedbug Scourge of 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bedbugs, once thought all but eradicated, have become resurgent all across America. This summer, we've heard stories about these pests spreading all over the country — from the Empire State Building to rural towns. But why does the problem continue to get worse? Recently, a major pest-control company releaseed a top-10 list of the most infested cities in America. However, even with the number of reported infestations continuing to climb, all hope is not lost.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bed Bugs

Monday, August 02, 2010

Bed bugs are coming back strong, but the city has a half a million dollar plan to help eradicate them. Gil Bloom, entomologist on the City’s Bed Bug Advisory Board, and president of the pest control company, Standard Pest Management, and Gale Brewer, City Council Member, discuss the return of bed bugs and the plan to rid the city of them.

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The Takeaway

Bedbugs: They're Baaaaaack!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I woke up Thursday morning and looked upon the wall. The skeeters and the bedbugs were playing a game of ball. The score was nineteen to twenty, the skeeters were ahead. The bedbugs hit a homerun and knocked me out of bed.

Does anyone remember that old camp fire song? Well, after decades of living bedbug free, we are in for a massive comeback by these annoying little critters that live in our mattresses and furniture and hair and clothes and everywhere you can think of that will annoy you. The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting dubbed the first National Bed Bug Summit this week to try and figure out a solution to this bed bug explosion. Greg Baumann is the Senior Scientist and Technical Director for the National Pest Management Association, and he’s been following these meetings closely.

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