Gawker reports a rumor that the Marie Claire offices in the Hearst building have been infested with bed bugs; a Gawker tipster said:
“Marie Claire magazine in the brand new hearst tower was infested by bed bugs on Friday, courtesy of a fashion intern. employees in the affected area were sent home on Friday.
Over the weekend, total fumigation of the floor. Will it appear in the reality show they’ve been filming up there?!”
Gawker said the whole office was told bed bugs were brought in by an intern.
I am fascinated by such claims, since it is very hard to establish how bed bugs got into a particular space.
I am also fascinated that in workplace scenarios, it always seems to be a lowly staffer who is blamed as the “source”.
Bed bugs don’t discriminate: I hear pricey coops are among the most bed bug-infested buildings in the city.
Thanks to the reader who pointed me to Gawker today.