For our Mattress Travelogue series:
Courtesy of a Bedbugger reader, a lovely photo of a discarded mattress on East 48th St. You can click the photo, choose all sizes, then choose the large size, to see in greater detail. It looks like a nice clean mattress.
Only a few feet away, a couple appear to be enjoying their evening. There’s a restaurant with outdoor seating just to the right of them, and a Marriott Hotel right across the street.
Prediction: I would guess someone drove by afterwards to take that nice-looking mattress and use it, give it away, or resell it. And soon, another unit in another building will be infested, if not more.
While we can’t be certain that mattress has bed bugs, it does look awfully nice to be tossed out.
Photo credit: Iphone Interloper