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08.06.14 Sophie Weiner

Bed bugs were discovered on three different N trains over the last few days. Two trains were taken out of commission on Sunday. A third train was sent to Coney Island to be fumigated yesterday, the Daily News reports. Some of the tiny blood-sucking insects were discovered in the seat cushions used by train conductors. MTA spokesman […]

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02.05.13 Julia Dawidowicz

I’M SORRY. But this is important. Behold: the laboratory feeding rituals of bed bugs — for science! About a decade ago, bed bugs reemerged onto the scene after a 40-year hiatus and researchers were all like, oh, snap! Time to start studying these suckers! In order to test pesticides and whatnot, labs far and wide began harvesting […]

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11.13.12 Andy Cush

Ivermectin, a prescription drug ordinarily used to treat parasitic worms, might be the final solution to your bedbug infestation. In a new study, scientists at Virginia’s East Norfolk Medical school were able to kill off large numbers of the nasty bugs by taking the medication and allowing the insects to suck their blood. And according to […]

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03.19.10 Copyranter

If I was the proprietor of that particular Times Square Flash Dancers’ emporium, I would be on the horn with Clear Channel faster than you can say “Cimex lectularius” to get the big honking creeper down from RIGHT OVER MY ENTRANCE. Jesus. Putting parasites into the minds of horny gentlemen about to come very close […]

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08.04.09 Will Sherman

Brooklyn continues reigning as the borough of bedbugs, logging the most 311 complaints about the blood-sucking insects. Most complaints came from Bushwick, where the McKibbin dorms are located. |Brick Underground| […]

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