Eyewitness News (ABC 7) in New York reports that residents of the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn are suffering with bed bugs — and yet the New York City Housing Authority is giving them appointments for treatment up to a month after they complain. And this is so even though the authority knows the building has a bed bug problem (residents are responding to flyers posted in the buildings).
ABC 7 says “Housing officials told us they treat bed bugs as an emergency situation.”
Meanwhile, the average bed bug population can expand a lot in four weeks without treatment.
That’s a lot of eggs, a lot of bed bugs, a lot of bed bug bites.