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France blames bed bug panic on Russian ‘disinformation’

France blames bed bug panic on Russian 'disinformation'

A bedbug scare in Paris last autumn that grabbed headlines across the globe and led to schools closing was artificially amplified by social media accounts linked to Russian “disinformation” activities, a French minister has said. Issued on: 02/03/2024 – 11:29 1 min “The bed bug polemic was in a very large part amplified by accounts linked to the Kremlin, and they even created a false link between the arrival of Ukrainian refuges and the spread of bedbugs,” French European affairs minister Jean-Noel Barrot told TF1 television on Friday. […]

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Bedbug Releases Catchy New Single “Postcard”

Bedbug Releases Catchy New Single “Postcard”

Multi-faceted alt/pop band Bedbug has announced the released of their new groovy single “Postcard” out everywhere now. Westchester County-based Bedbug consists of four members bringing together incredible performance, vocals, and unique songwriting. Their new single “Postcard” is a second single from the band’s upcoming fourth studio record, featuring sweet and nostalgic tones, constant percussion, captivating unique guitars, and catchy sounds. The band succeeds at fully captivating their listeners by evoking all the thrilling and uneasy emotions.  Moving further away from their bedroom pop roots, their new record […]

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US cities with the worst bedbugs, world’s largest Centurion Lounge opens in Atlanta and are your credit card rewards taxable? (Saturday Selection)

US cities with the worst bedbugs, world's largest Centurion Lounge opens in Atlanta and are your credit card rewards taxable? (Saturday Selection)

The worst US cities for bedbugs, American Express opens up the world’s largest Centurion Lounge in Atlanta and are credit card rewards taxable? All that and more in this week’s Saturday Selection, our weekly round-up of interesting tidbits from around the interwebs (links to each article are embedded in the titles). Orkin ranks US cities with the worst bedbugs Image from a hotel room in Chicago. Because I travel a ton, I live with a certain baseline dread of bedbugs. The critters have a certain innate “yuck” […]

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AI’s newest use case: Bedbug detection

AI’s newest use case: Bedbug detection

Even reading the word “bedbugs” is enough to make you itchy. And finding the little creatures in your hotel sheets — like what happened last fall in Paris — is a real-life nightmare that’s becoming more common. Luckily, it’s AI to the rescue. Spotta, a UK-based company founded in 2017, is developing tech to spot bedbugs on hotel mattresses and put a stop to outbreaks, per Hotel Dive. While bedbugs might be teeny-tiny, the potential profits are not: One study found that a single review mentioning bedbugs […]

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A Growing Challenge for Pest Management

Bedbugs: A Resurgent Global Issue Impacting Health and Economy

Bedbugs, once thought to be a pest of the past, have made a startling resurgence in recent years. Seen in over 50 countries since the late 1990s and with the tropical bedbug now emerging in temperate regions, these pests present a significant challenge for pest management. The history and biology of bedbugs reveal their long association with humans, their adaptability, and their impact on human health, well-being, and economic disparities. The Resurgence of Bedbugs According to research, the population of bedbugs has been on the rise in […]

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Chicago Listed as America’s Worst Bed Bug City

Chicago Listed as America’s Worst Bed Bug City

For the fourth year in a row, Chicago topped the list of Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List. New York and Philadelphia took second and third place, respectively, just as they did in 2023. Greensboro, North Carolina, saw the largest jump this year, moving up 25 spots into the list’s top 20. The bed bug cities list is based on data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. The ranking includes […]

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Detroit, 3 other Michigan cities ranked among worst for bed bugs

Detroit, 3 other Michigan cities ranked among worst for bed bugs

Four Michigan cities were ranked among the worst cities for bed bugs in 2024. Orkin released its annual list of the bed-buggiest cities in the U.S., a list that includes 50 cities and metro areas. The bed bug cities list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2022 – Nov. 30, 2023. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. Chicago ranked as the worst bed bug city for the fourth year in a […]

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Unusual Odor Could Mean Bed Bugs in Your House

Unusual Odor Could Mean Bed Bugs in Your House

You might even be able to tell if you have an infestation due to the smell.  “One of the strongest signs of a bedbug infestation is an unusual odour with no other obvious cause,” says The Mirror. “This is often described as a musty, sweet smell.”  Dodson Pest Control explains: “Bed bugs can smell different to different people. Many people report smelling coriander, but another common description is the scent of spoiled raspberries. “Others report a strong acidic scent or that of almonds or marzipan. If you notice […]

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Pictured: Girl, 11, who died ‘after neighbour tried to eliminate bedbugs and poisonous gas drifted into her home’

Pictured: Girl, 11, who died 'after neighbour tried to eliminate bedbugs and poisonous gas drifted into her home'

By Rebecca Camber Crime And Security Editor 19:24 17 Jan 2024, updated 19:24 17 Jan 2024 A girl of 11 who died when a poisonous chemical allegedly used by a neighbour to tackle bedbugs drifted into her home was named yesterday for the first time. Fatiha Sabrin was poisoned when a neighbour allegedly scattered toxic chemical pellets around her flat in Shadwell, east London, in a bid to tackle an infestation of bed bugs. Yesterday the schoolgirl at the centre of the extraordinary poisoning case was named […]

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3 young siblings laid to rest after dying from suspected bedbug fumigation in Asawase

3 young siblings laid to rest after dying from suspected bedbug fumigation in Asawase

Three young siblings have been laid to rest after they reportedly died from a fumigation exercise against bedbugs in their room by an uncle in Asawase, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The funeral rites of the deceased, Mary Magdelene Afua Frans (8 years old), Christian Nana Benin Jacob Frans (5 years old), and Judith Ekua Frans (11 years old) was held on Saturday, January 13, 2024. It was a sorrowful and solemn moment for family and sympathizers who thronged the funeral grounds at Asawase […]

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