NY1 reports that Niketown has reopened after an “environmentally-friendly treatment program,” but also notes that a Nike Sportswear store in SoHo has also been found to have bed bugs (WSOC Charlotte notes it has also been closed temporarily).
Meanwhile, JDNews.com in Jacksonville, North Carolina reports that Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune also “confirmed its first case of bed bug infestation in a barracks room this week.”
It’s not clear whether that’s the first case of bed bugs in the barracks since the camp was founded in 1941, or the first since bed bugs bounced back, starting in the late 1990s.
In any case, the article suggests Camp Lejeune intends to address the problem in a serious manner.
Here’s a brief piece in the Marine Corps Times about the Camp Lejeune story.
Finally, check out San Francisco resident Jon Roemer’s new piece in Salon about living with bed bugs: “How bedbugs ruined my life.”
Here’s a taste of Roemer’s life with bed bugs:
No one can tell me how long this will go on. It’s like my home is chronically sick. My life, too, is taking a beating. And with the news stories, pumping up fear and tripping over facts, there’s the general sense of a vague lurking threat. Name your favorite scourge. Bedbugs pretty much fit.