The data of last year’s community health survey which for the first time included a bed bug question is now available at the city’s Environmental Health Tracking Portal:
Christian Swinehart’s BDBGS! is a NYC bed bug map visualization of extraordinary beauty.
The NPMA/University of Kentucky global bed bug survey hasn’t been published yet (see the NPMA press release that made the news rounds recently) but I came across an executive summary (PDF) via Pest magazine that has a bit more detail.
The NYC Health Department announced at last Wednesday’s press conference that 6.7% (of adult residents) answered yes.
We updated bed bug statistics through FY 2010 (PDF), data courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and for the first time added a table of 311 directory assistance calls. This table is based on data … Continue reading
Not sure how I missed this but check out the CDC’s internal site search stats for 2009. Bed bugs rank #44 on the list of keywords, behind scabies, above smoking.
It’s amazing how much the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force has been able to accomplish without any significant funding. The latest example is this presentation from the recent Central Ohio Bed Bug Summit: Bed Bug Distribution through Greater Columbus, … Continue reading
Caveman Forecaster analyzed google search volume trends for “bed bugs” and found that searches rise in summer months.
NYC 311 formalizes category for bed bug complaints — apartments, hotels, subways! Continue reading