More NYC municipal offices treated for bed bugs

by nobugsonme on August 19, 2010 · 4 comments

in bed bug dogs, bed bug treatment, bed bugs, new york city

Besides wreaking havoc on cinema-goers at the AMC Empire 25 this week, bed bugs have also been plaguing more city offices.

Bed bug treatments went on from Monday through Wednesday this week on floors 4 through 7 of the New York City office building at 151 W. Broadway in Tribeca (including the city’s Office of Child Support Enforcement and Human Resources Administration), according to FoxNY. As a precaution, the building’s third-floor courtrooms were also treated.

The infestation was detected last Thursday, and confirmed by a canine unit on Friday.

After only three days of treatment, Fox reports that a city spokeswoman has now proclaimed the building “bed bug free”.

Note: unfortunately, most bed bug treatment methods do not eliminate bed bugs in one treatment; it is therefore unlikely that the building is now “bed bug free”.

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1 Ci Lecto August 19, 2010 at 6:34 am

> As a precaution, the building’s third-floor courtrooms were also treated.

As a precaution against what? Don’t PCOs refuse to treat if they don’t see evidence? Is “as a precaution” an attempt to reassure people that they need not fear visiting the “public” areas of this building?

2 bb_gave_me_ocd August 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

They probably should refuse to treat without evidence…the first one I used didn’t find anything but treated anyway, and did the same for my neighbors. I’m sure there are plenty of PCOs that are happy to treat away regardless of findings…

3 Ken August 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

The reporter working on my story told me that Gale Brewer says all or most gov buildings in Manhattan are infested, but the press does not know or care…

So I hear my story will be out on Wednesday, 25 August.

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