Injured Queens woman was living in bed bug-infested room

by nobugsonme on June 3, 2008

in bed bugs, bed bugs and the elderly, new york, new york city, queens

Ann Kenny was lying immobilized on the floor of her room at the Baxter Hotel in Far Rockaway, Queens for nearly a week before being found and taken to get medical assistance.

As if falling and not being found for nearly a week was not enough of a horror story,
this news article in the Sun
focuses on the bed bug-infested state of her room.

EMS paramedics who responded were required to wear full-body suits to prevent contamination when they removed her from her room in the Baxter Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel at 160 Beach 116th St.

It is highly likely that other units in the building are also infested.

[Building Superintendent Shawn] Reeder said he had not heard complaints of other infestations in the building. The owner of the building did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

I hope that Ms. Kenny is feeling better soon.

And I hope the Baxter Hotel gets a careful inspection–room by room. And careful treatment where needed. Bed bugs can happen anywhere, to anyone, of any age, but no one should have to live with them.

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