Bed Bugs Northwest

Archive | 2009

Second Bed Bug Forum in Portland, OR

Multnomah County Public health hosted second bed bug forum this morning. Representatives from various housing organizations, more pest companies and the City Council participated. I think this dreadful problem is gaining traction. Some of the priorities the group came up with were: Listing bed bugs as a vector. A vector is most frequently described as; […]

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House declared clear by bug sniffing pooch

After a brief scare, and an inspection nothing came up in the house. I had my car heat treated by a company, Sprague, which may be the first in the Northwest to offer Thermal Remediation. That’s heating your house (or in this case, my car) to about 130-140 and leaving it cook for four hours. […]

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Feeling a bit jittery tonight

The dog is coming tomorrow to inspect. It’s been a rough couple of weeks waiting for my appointment. Are they in my house? Are they in my car? Is that a new bite on the vein on my arm? How does that song go? “When will I be normal again?” Wish me luck. Gotta go […]

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Fighting the good fight?

I first discovered my infestation last November, although I am certain they were in my home for at least two months before realizing what was biting me. I had seven pestacide treatments from three different companies (the first three from an incompetent company). I had not had any bites I could attribute to bed bugs […]

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Bed Bug Forum Portland Oregon

In August (last month) Portland Public Health Vector Control hosted a forum on Bed Bugs.  As I have been in contact (sending links/articles/rants) with Public Health throughout my ordeal, I was contacted and asked to speak at the forum as a former “victim” of you know who. There were about 50 people from various organizations […]

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All clear with chemical treatment

It’s been since May that I’ve seen any sign or bites. The little house has been given the all clear by two species, a human and a dog from Sprague. The craziness lingers but subsides progressively, and by that I mean the crawly feelings, bitey feelings and general anxiety. My clothes are still bagged and […]

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