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Growing Green: Bedbugs make big comeback in Douglas County

October 2, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Such an odd summer comes with all sorts of new experiences for the gardener and homeowner. Bugs and disease have exploded in our gardens and in our homes. Summer travel in planes, buses and hotel stays have brought home some unwanted intruders to some Douglas County homeowners: bedbugs. Continue Reading

Bedbug bedlam

September 20, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.
You should have taken your parents’ bedtime story advice seriously. But they left out one important detail.
Don’t let the bedbugs get there in the first place. Continue Reading

Walmart spokesperson invalidates bedbugs rumor

March 5, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A Walmart media relations official said Monday rumors about a bedbug infestation at Worthington’s supercenter store are untrue. Continue Reading

War on bedbugs gets new assist from U of M resource center

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The University of Minnesota launched its bedbug initiative for businesses and homeowners Tuesday that also includes plans to conduct seminars about the growing bedbug problem around the state. Continue Reading

Study shows scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. A government study counted one death and 80 illnesses linked to bedbug insecticides over three years. Many were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or used the wrong product. And most of the cases were in New York City. Continue Reading

Small study finds bedbugs with drug-resistant ‘superbugs’

May 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph “superbug.” Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Continue Reading

DSU students return after bedbug infestation

April 21, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Five students recently displaced due to a bedbug infestation are expected to return to their rooms this weekend, Dickinson State University Director of Residential Life Lydia Dworshak said. Continue Reading

How to detect a bedbug infestation

October 8, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

How can I detect an infestation? Bed bugs typically cluster together in favorable harborage areas. However, some bed bugs will live by themselves, away from the majority of the infestation. Continue Reading

U.S. grapples with bedbugs: Pesticide misuse becoming a concern

August 31, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

COLUMBUS, Ohio A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. Continue Reading

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Bedbugs: Critters that bite in the night

August 30, 2010 in INFORUM

It’s the monster under the bed that nobody wants to think about, but be warned: The bedbug is back.
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