Tag Archives: Bugs

Bed bugs and cockroaches: International students in Sudbury, Ont., decry landlord for 14-bed home conversion

Bed bugs and cockroaches: International students in Sudbury, Ont., decry landlord for 14-bed home conversion

When Chinmoy Kar Victor first arrived in Greater Sudbury, Ont., it was after midnight on May 2. After paying an expensive cab ride from the airport to his new rental unit on Bond Street he was shocked to find it wasn’t anything like the pictures he saw online. What was supposed to be a three-bedroom house had been converted to seven bedrooms with multiple people living in each room. Being an international student, Victor didn’t have extra money to go to a hotel, and his work placement was […]

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Irish holidaymaker’s urged to be wary of bed bugs

Irish holidaymaker's urged to be wary of bed bugs

Rentokil, Ireland’s leading pest control provider, is warning Irish holidaymakers to be on the lookout for the presence of bed bugs as they return from their holidays. A common cause of the spread of bed bugs is the transportation of the pests through clothing and other baggage, so a hotel or rental accommodation’s bed bug problem can easily become an issue in your own home. These pests feed on human blood, usually when homeowners are asleep, and bed bug bites can become sore and itchy in some cases. Rentokil […]

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Poonam Pandey loses her calm over Anjali Arora and Munawar Faruqui, says they are worse than bed bugs

Oh no! Lock Upp: Poonam Pandey loses her calm over Anjali Arora and Munawar Faruqui, says they are worse than bed bugs

MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut’s Lock Upp has been grabbing headlines lately. The show is getting interesting with each passing day, and the contestants are doing a fabulous job in creating the content that the audience wants. Lock Upp is full of controversies and ugly fights between contestants. And the host of the show Kangana Ranaut’s honest opinion is the icing on the cake. Munawar Faruqui and Anjali Arora have become an audience favourite. Their fans call them Munjali. Anjali also confessed her love for Munawar. But he recently […]

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Mum’s nightmare stay in Blackpool – from ‘blood stains and bed bugs to Coronation Street furniture’

Mum's nightmare stay in Blackpool - from 'blood stains and bed bugs to Coronation Street furniture'

A city mum has shamed a Blackpool hotel after claims her first Christmas away from her kids was ruined by ‘blood stains, filth and bed bug bites’. Katie Moss and her partner had hoped for a romantic getaway to celebrate at the Norbreck Castle Hotel. The three-star hotel, rated as ‘Poor’ on TripAdvisor, describes itself as a “stunning Castle like hotel offering a warm welcome to the famous Seaside Resort”. And though staff were “polite and lovely”, the couple were left disgusted and shocked by the state […]

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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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