Bed Bugs By State

Idaho has Bedbugs. … and a plan to deal with it, spelled – Cooperation –

The BedbugNewsReports features lots of internet stupidity and I talk about the many many city/county agencies that are really doing ineffective things in “the Bedbug Wars”. Today is a great day in Twin Falls, Idaho, so we want to feature a positive news report, about a thoughtful effort being tried.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m Mr BedBug. While you are sleeping, your hot breath makes my antenna “tingle”. You are an irresistable all-I-can-eat buffet opportunity, for me [and my offspring] I’m the Chief Editor /SpokesBug for the BedBug News I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV at YouTube and follow me on the Twitty-Toy – @MrBedBug.

KMVT/ KSVT TV-11 broadcast a news report that caught our eye. The Idaho Housing and Finance Association [in Twin Falls ] held a meeting for landlords. The topic of discussion was: the reality of BedBugs in Idaho , specifically in Twin Falls.

I like Program Admin Toni Shinn a whole bunch. She says in the KMVT TV-11 story that if you are human and have blood, Bedbugs will bite you. That’s as simple as it gets. [and why I always say: “Hello, My tasty-human friends” or refer to you as “Bedbug buffet opportunities”.

The solution to a specific Bedbug infestation is cooperation, between landlord and tenant. Cities on the Top 50 Most Bedbug infested Cities List should take note. Cooperation across an entire metro area, with landlord associations, metro bus systems, the movie theaters, public housing agencies and the local school districts could substantially reduce the BedBug infestation risk…… but they won’t […]

The first Bedbug scandal of 2016 is in New York City

There is nothing like starting a freshly minted new year with a BedBug scandal. I have to laugh, because “BedBug scandals” are what the press does. Is any of this really news? Really? New York City is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested cities in the USA, yet here we are: discussing this “news” report

Happy New Year and -Hello-, my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief Editor /SpokesBug for the BedBug News I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and follow me on the Twitty-Toy – @MrBedBug.

One of the things we do around here, at the is provide real practical info about Bedbugs. There are SO MANY myths and often repeated folklore/stupidity [about Bedbugs ] on the internet, that we try to offer some perspective. It’s OK to laugh about Bedbugs here. [Bedbugs aren’t funny] but the press coverage and uninformed reactions can be a source of chuckles]
Lets take this newest “scandal”apart and see what we’ve got to “play with”.

1st ….. tourist couple arrives in NewYork City, checking into a hotel room with out inspecting [first thing] for Bedbugs. Sure we agree that all hotels should do this, but come on people- protect yourself.

2nd .. The REASON that The BigApple is on the list of the Top 100 Most BedBug Infested Cities is: Tourist from all over the world bring them to……. Hotels in NYC. Homer Simpson says -“Do’h”

Next, Lets assume that the phone-camera video is legit. [It’s kinda hard to fake this for a […]

Minneapolis man kills his momma, because of BedBugs ?

We report a lot of craziness on the, but this is a first. Michael Gallagher [62 y/o] killed his mother Patricia Ann Gallagher [89 y/o] because he was afraid BedBugs would get his mom kicked out of her housing, and she’d have to come live with him.

Hello My tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief editor of the BedBug News and a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube. You can follow me on the Twitty-Toy to: @MrBedBug.
Like most of the commentary here, we can only work with the “facts” offered up by the local press, but this one is pretty sad. Michael Gallagher has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Bail was set at $2 million, so he’s not goin’ anywhere.

Prosecutors say he admitted to killing his mom, because he was upset that a bedbug outbreak would get her kicked out of her home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Momma Gallagher died of “complex homicidal violence.”… which is the technical term for “{getting’ beat over the head with a statue of your son}”.

As sad as this is, [and it’s pretty damn sad], there is some stuff we can learn here….. [besides: #1, If you beat your Momma over the head with a statue of yourself she will die and you will go to prison]

The reality is, awareness of BedBugs will allow you to detect the problem early, and get the older/weaker folks in your life some help. If you have elderly friends or relatives, Check on them, often and look for the signs of BedBugs. […]

Bedbugs in Sandusky Ohio pre-K school offers lesson for everyone.

Did you hear about the pre-K school that closed, because of a BedBug infestation? Probably not. Since Ohio has more cities on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, than any other State it’s become common place. What isn’t common is: reporting that helps others learn what you need to know about Bedbugs in YOUR kids, school, church, day-care, dance class or other activities.

Hello, my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

The reporters at were NOT flooded with reports about BedBugs in a Sandusky Ohio pre-K, because it’s not “news” any more. OHIO is the USA leader in BedBug infestations and that won’t EVER change until communities start to work together.

I [the famous MrBedBug] post this all the time, but the basics are: BedBugs are hitch-hikers and cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet opportunity. That means YOU [and your children] can come into contact with them, almost anywhere. We report on BedBugs found in businesses, churches, offices, buses, trains, rental cars and DMV offices too. There was a recent flurry of reports all around the USA, about Bedbugs in the Library that we dealt with for a while too. [it was a “me too” media storm, more than any real new info.]
I’m not going to name the pre-K school in this post. It is pointless and bad PR, since they did all the right things. What were the “right […]

The only city with NO BedBugs, is Nashville

We talk a lot about where to FIND Bedbugs and often showcase the TOP 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities, but I know where there will be NO BedBugs, at least this week…. in Nashville Tennessee.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

The hotels in Nashville Tennessee will be the cleanest places in the world, this week. The PestWorld / 2015 convention comes to town. With all the creepy-crawly experts, entomologist, and “bug-sprayers” in the city for a “How-To” get together you KNOW the place will be SUPER clean. LOL

I, the famous Mr BedBug sent a tweet to all my “peeps”. Get on the next bus, taxi, rental car or pedestrian out-of-town. I’m pretty sure Mr Cock-roach, Captain Ant, Mrs Millipede and the leader of the spooky-spider brigade did the same thing. HaHaha

PestWorld is the “big show” convention for everything “buggie”. All the manufacturers, chemical companies, service bureaus and industry reps all gather to learn and share the latest news and “best practices” for managing pest.

Don’t worry about ME. I go undercover as a human, to do opposition research. General George S Patton famously said: “Rommel, you bastard ! I read your book.” I like to think that is a great strategy, since I’m the resistance leader in the BedBug Wars.

If you are a retail consumer worried about BedBugs, the PestWorld event is where the big franchise service companies train and conspire to sell […]

BedBugs on a BUS? In Philadelphia this time.

BedBugs on a bus has become a common headline, not just in Philadelphia, but with metro bus and rail operations across the country. Increased awareness of Bedbugs is making commuters more aware, but also quicker to jump to conclusions. Local CBS 3 TV in Philadelphia jumped on the news story. You can see the webpage version of the story about BedBugs on SEPTA Busses HERE. None of this should be a surprise, since Philadelphia is on the Top 50 Most Bedbug Infested Cities list.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

Here’s what riders can learn about this newest – BedBugs on the Bus – news story:

1> Be aware. Remember: BedBugs are hitch-hikers. “We” follow you tasty-humans everywhere / anywhere you go. You are just as likely to see Bedbugs in a movie theater and you are in your office cubicle, a DR office waiting room, an airplane seat, in a rent-a-car or a your children’s school. BedBugs will cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human “buffet-opportunity” and travel from place to place, look for a new home/nest to build. [BedBug “nest” are called “harborages”]

2> Don’t panic. BedBugs do NOT spread disease. They are embarrassing. They are incredibly difficult to remove. Once infested into your home, they are tough to kill, but Bedbugs won’t KILL you.

3> Report all sightings. Know what BedBugs look like [there are photo examples […]

It’s back-to-school time, so BedBugs are NOT in the news

I often editorialize about “local” press and how they are predictable in their news coverage of BedBugs. The same is true of Lice, but maybe this time there really is news.

Hello, my tasty-human friends. I’m Mr BedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

There is new research showing that lice [ the other un-popular blood-sucker] are beginning to mutate and become immune to the common “pest-control” treatments. This is the troubling results from the work of Dr Kyong Yoon of Southern Illinois University. Yoon [and his colleagues] have been studing multiple populations of lice collected from professional “nit-pickers” across 30 states.

As a side note: WHO KNEW those careers existed !! “What do you want to be when you grow-up, Johnny?” Ooh,oOhh… I wanna be a NIT-PICKER !! Don’t we already have enough of those in Washington DC? LOL

Any-way. Dr Yoon’s work shows a population evolution that in-breeds resistance to the most commonly used pyrethroid treatments. [That’s the active ingredient in those hair-shampoos your kid’s schools and Dr’s offices suggest you buy/use.

SO… Why am I [the famous Mr BedBug ] blogging about Lice, instead of the latest BedBug Treatments? It’s because this is further evidence that the “same old” toxic pest control treatments are become limited in their effectiveness. I have posted over and over that BedBugs have long been generationally-evolving, becoming more and more immune to the ever-more toxic “sprays” that the traditional franchise pest control companies want to use. You’ve read many other […]

BedBugs invade the UN Building in NYC…..again.

Bedbugs are BACK, for revenge at the UN building in NYC. They are hard to kill, like the Afgan rebels of the Russian invasion or the current ISIL terrorist in the middle east. I often say: ”BedBugs are the world’s greatest -hide&seek- game players” , but there is something for all humans to learn here.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet-opportunity, so NO human is immune or un-available as a target. Rich or poor, the homeless or mansions-matrons, BedBugs are a possibility, because you have contact with public places.

BedBugs are creatures of habit, and they are happy to wait for the next passing buffet-opportunity. [That’s what we BedBugs call humans.] Bedbugs can be found in the movie theatre or the playhouse. We like Dr offices and DMV waiting rooms. The busses and trains are an opportunity to brush-up against someone else with BedBugs in the jacket-pocket or on a shirt-collar. We like riding the streets on NYC in the seat of a cab…..and UBER /Lyft are just a “cheaper” way to be exposed. [If you think driving yourself everywhere solves this problem, what about the valet, who hops in and out of your car?] We also like high-ticket charity events in swankie-homes, especially when coat-check is an option.

To rip-off a TV commercial: Bedbugs… there not just for cheap motels anymore.

Here’s the latest […]

Real advice: How to get rid of Bedbugs [Part 32]

We get a LOT of e-mail questions about BedBugs at BedBug News They usually start with: “What the hell can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

Our goal around here is to educate, so lets take today’s letter and see what we can learn. Like Kasey Kasem used to say, “This long-distance dedication comes to us from Connie in Columbus, Ohio”.

She writes:
Dear Mr BedBug,
“What can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”
I’ve paid pest control companies to come out (twice) and a heat treatment guy made big promises too. They all had me sign paperwork that I understand there are “no guarantees”, but the only thing guaranteed is that the BedBugs are back in my house.
My kid has BedBug bites down his leg, so he looks like he has the measles. I’m pregnant and worried about being around the toxic chemicals I just read about on your blog-thing.
What do I do?
Signed, Concerned in Columbus, Ohio.

Dear Concerned (Connie)
I’m [the famous] Mr BedBug, and I’m here to help. I’ve selected your letter to post as a teaching-example [ FYI- I’ve also sent Teresa a personal e-mail, to discuss her specifics further].

You are not alone. Every major city in OHIO is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, and OHIO is the #1 State. Congratulations?

Lets take your letter apart, one item at a time.

First, Pest control […]

BedBugs are everywhere, including Rental Cars, but THIS is not the solution.

Remember the promise we make at Bedbug News [that we will not make fun of anyone who does silly things to exterminate Bedbugs]. Well, sometimes it is REALLY hard to follow that editorial policy.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News

Todays episode of “Did he really do THAT” comes to us from Long Island NewYork. It seems that Scott Kemery, of Bridgehampton, NY was really upset to discover BedBugs in his rental car. If you’ve spent any time at all reading these Bedbug News pages, you know that BedBugs are common in all public transit modes. Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. We cling to any fabric that smells like you tasty-human buffet opportunities. BedBugs want a free ride back to your home, and a rental car is just as handy an option as any other.

As today’s story goes, our “hero”, Scott discovered Bedbugs and decided to solve the problem himself. Instead to complaining directly to the hire-car/ rental agency, [because the car was from Florida], he decided to “do something”. This man-of-action remembered that folklore he had heard. It sounded like a “plan”, so, believing that rubbing alcohol will kill Bedbugs [it won’t as I’ll explain below] He purchased a bottle and proceeded to “git those suckers”. Here’s the news report…. The police commentary is below.

I am the famous MrBedBug. You can trust me when I say that our pal, Scott doesn’t need […]