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12.26.14 Bucky Turco

Meet Simon Fraser University scientist Regine Gries. Along with her husband Gerhard, she’s part of a research team in Canada developing a trap that would effectively combat bedbug (Cimex lectularius) infestations and she’s hard-fucking-core. Every week, for five years, she has allowed over a thousand of the grisly parasites to feed on her blood, totaling […]

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08.14.14 Marina Galperina

Earlier this month, three N trains were fumigated for bedbugs. According to Business Insider, the MTA is now investigating a bedbug sighting on the 7 train. And though prior reports said that the insects were found in train conductors’ cushions, the tipster said, “The cart I was in was one or two carts behind the center operator cart.”  Now, an MTA […]

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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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01.02.12 Bucky Turco

Except for Queens, there has been a reduction in the amount of bedbug violations cited by Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspectors. NYC’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications also reports a marked decrease in the number of complaints logged by 311 operators about the vampiric insects between January and November 2011. That’s good […]

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11.23.10 Bucky Turco

As bedbugs continue their apocalyptic takeover of NYC, housing officials are looking to buy two bedbug sniffing dogs to battle back the vampiric plague. Only two? At least that will effectively limit the amount of shame and costs residents will incur from false positives. […]

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11.17.10 Lauri Apple

A three-year-old from the Boston area went to preschool with 17 bags of crack in her shoe. It sounds like the guy who confessed to putting the crack there is covering for someone else. […]

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11.12.10 Bucky Turco

Unlike vapor wake dogs which all New Yorkers can appreciate, bedbug-sniffing dogs are causing some major headaches for city residents. As the bedbug continues its epic infestation that’s spreading a level of hysteria usually reserved for swine flu, more and more people are having their apartments swept by exterminators using the insect detecting canines, but […]

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09.22.10 Bucky Turco

During a bedbug summit in Chicago, military man Edward LoCascio characterized the fight against the creepy bloodsuckers in terms of war: “They’re like the Taliban hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan.” […]

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08.31.10 Bucky Turco

Thanks to a new law, landlords in NY will now be required to inform potential tenants of a property’s bedbug history which is great for transparency, but not all that effective in immediately curbing their hoarding infestations. […]

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08.24.10 Bucky Turco

Oh wow, not cool. Terminix, a major pest control franchise, released a list of the most bedbug-infested cities (according to their marketing directors) and New York City was at the top of the list, followed by Philadelphia and not so surprisingly, Detroit, but how did dirty Los Angeles manage to be only the 10th worst? […]

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