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:
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
The Louisa Richards’ (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) study we’d heard so much of, a study of resident bed bug service requests to pest control teams in London from 2000 to 2006, has been published. The study found an average 28.5% yearly increase in calls about bed bugs to seven boroughs in London. Continue reading
New York vs Bed Bugs recommends community and pest control industry surveys and a city-wide reporting database to track bed bug infestations in our city. Will we get it? Not sure, but I think we’ll be here until we get … Continue reading
The New York City Housing Authority cannot keep up with the bed bug complaints in its properties.
If you think about this problem long enough, you think about how long it will take for bed bugs to decline in our society once more. And would that be with or without the introduction of an effective and widely-deployable … Continue reading
The New York vs Bed Bugs report that was the subject of a New York Daily News preview article is available for download.
David Cain of Bed Bugs Limited (UK) sat down for a long chat with us today. We are very happy to share this conversation with you. The audio is decent (unlike our last attempt), but I will try to produce … Continue reading
If you’ve read the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed But Task Force Strategic Plan, you know it contemplated three areas for statistical research: