Tag Archives: Bugs

The New Malden care home riddled with bed bugs

The New Malden care home riddled with bed bugs

The daughter of a resident living in a care home in New Malden has expressed her fears for her mother’s life – as her residential care home has become infested with bed bugs. The 89-year-old resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been living at Gilpin House for 15 years. Gilpin House is a retirement accommodation maintained by Kingston Council – which, according to the daughter of this resident, became riddled with the bugs back in February. Since the issue began, the resident’s daughter says her mum […]

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City Matters: Did a complaint about bugs lead to an eviction? | City Matters

City Matters: Did a complaint about bugs lead to an eviction? | City Matters

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Expert issues warning over the rise in bed bugs – here’s how to prevent them in the home

Expert issues warning over the rise in bed bugs - here's how to prevent them in the home

As lockdown restrictions have eased, Brits are being warned about a rise in bed bugs – with a pest control businesses witnessing a 75 per cent rise in callouts, compared to last year. The steep increase is due to bed bugs being “great hitchikers” that can hide in small crevices and, therefore, can move between homes, hotels, and offices by travelling on clothing, furniture, bedding and luggage, say experts. Bedding firm, MattressNextDay, enlisted the expertise of Vicki Sims, managing director of Lady Bug Pest Control, who has […]

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Man files lawsuit over alleged bed bugs at Myrtle Beach resort, says family was bitten

Man files lawsuit over alleged bed bugs at Myrtle Beach resort, says family was bitten

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — An man is suing a Myrtle Beach resort, alleging that members of his family were bitten by bed bugs while staying there in May. Lawyers for Michael Campbell of Guernsey County, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Friday in Horry County Common Pleas Court. The suit names the Patricia Grand Resort LLC, the Patricia Grand Homeowner’s Assoication Inc., and Vacasa LLC as defendants. According to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by News13, Campbell and his family was staying at the Patricia Grand by […]

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Bed bugs becoming more common issue | Public Safety

Bed bugs becoming more common issue | Public Safety

Bed bugs sometimes are regarded as a pest specific to homes in need of cleaning, but data and local expertise say it’s a common issue that can plague any residence. Nearly all pest control professionals will see a bed bug infestation over a 12-month span, with 97% reportedly dealing with the insects, according to the most recent date from the National Pest Management Association. More than 50% of exterminators tabbed summer as the busiest time of year, according to the 2018 study. Even when there is an […]

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Bed bugs: Is it actually possible to get rid of them?

Bed bugs: Is it actually possible to get rid of them?

Annie Spratt/Unsplash Is it safe to go back in the bedroom? OPINION: Think having mice in your house is upsetting? Sick of ants marching along your kitchen windowsill? Caught the odd cockroach crawling up your curtains? Sorry, I have no sympathy. Bed bugs trump the lot of them. The devil’s own invertebrates, they make those other pests and vermin seem a mere sniffling trifle. Many people have been asking me if my own bed bug drama is over. The news is both good and bad. Supplied Two […]

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

In these troubled times, many of us are having difficulty sleeping and are storing up large sleep debts of insomnia, says Dr Miriam Stoppard. What are the symptoms? Insomnia takes many forms. You lie awake at night, wake up several times during the night, find it hard to go to sleep, wake up early and can’t go back to sleep, still feel tired after waking up, find it hard to nap, find it difficult to concentrate during the day, and feel tired and irritable too. What causes […]

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Bed bugs: How do you get bed bugs, what’s the difference between bed bugs and fleas?

Bed bugs: How do you get bed bugs, what's the difference between bed bugs and fleas?

How do you get bed bugs?  Bed Bugs don’t spring up due to poor hygiene or bad housekeeping, they are often found in dwellings with a high rate of occupant turnover. For example, hotels, hostels, university halls, and prisons, all have lots of different people coming and going, so it’s easy for bed bugs to spread. Bed bugs were originally parasites which took bats as their hosts and lived in caves, but when people moved into the cave the bed bugs sucked their blood instead. Bed bugs […]

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Bed bugs force Tennessee lawmakers to evacuate offices in Nashville

Bed bugs force Tennessee lawmakers to evacuate offices in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bed bugs forced the evacuation of several floors of Tennessee legislative offices today. It means dozens of people – including lawmakers – won’t be allowed back until their offices are treated for the insects. “Yesterday we were informed there was something going on, on the fifth floor,” said Kingsport state representative John Crawford as he and his wife left the Cordell Hull Building housing legislative offices. “Frankly it’s just another part of 2020,” said House Democrat press secretary Ken Jobe. “We found out that […]

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