Business Insider broke the story last night that Google’s New York City offices have bed bugs.
Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that:
A spokeswoman for Google confirmed Friday that bedbugs had found their way into the search-engine giant’s sprawling space in Chelsea. ‘Like several other businesses in New York City, we’ve discovered bedbugs in a small area of our office,’ the spokeswoman said. ‘We have notified employees and are taking steps to treat the affected area.’
It sounds like this is the office at 75 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea.
News of Google’s bedbug outbreak first spread Thursday when a person who claims to work for the company posted a message on a Twitter account saying, ‘jeepers i am not immune from the bedbug epidemic. bedbugs have been found at work.’ The message was sent by a person using the Twitter user name pammy5 and their bio stated: ‘I do marketing things at Google.’ The account has since been deleted.
I guess the employees will be doing what the rest of us do, and trying to Google their way out of bed bugs (have a look at the Google trends for “bed bugs”).
You can always call 311, and since the NYC call center has its own bed bug issues, they’ll probably understand what you’re going through.
If I didn’t know better, I’d think the bed bugs were trying to be funny at this point.
Thanks for sharing this with us, Franco!
(Be sure and check out Franco’s amazing photo gallery and Italian bed bug FAQs here.)