Mayor Bloomberg talks about bed bugs with David Letterman

by nobugsonme on September 30, 2010 · 2 comments

in bed bugs, new york city

The New York Times offers quips from Mayor Bloomberg’s appearance on the David Letterman Show Wednesday night, including the Mayor’s remarks about bed bugs:

Mr. Letterman also touched on a few subjects close to the hearts of many New Yorkers — like vermin.

‘What are we going to do about the rats?’ Mr. Letterman asked. ‘On Manhattan. Forget the other boroughs. And the bedbugs. What are we going to do?’

‘We’re going to try to export them,’ Mr. Bloomberg said.

‘If you brought the rats to come in to kill the bedbugs,’ Mr. Letterman asked, ‘who wins?’

‘Actually, the bedbugs are probably tougher,’ Mr. Bloomberg said.

No video of this part of the segment is available as of this writing, but we’ll add it when we can.

But seriously, folks, can someone ask Mayor Bloomberg what’s happening with the city’s bed bug plans?

1 Mark October 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

The bugs in NYC are coming from infested hotels – such as the infamous Vigilant Hotel
on 8th Avenue – which was a feature on 25 August in the Epoch Times…
Bloomberg ought to pay a visit. They are still refusing to comply with Judge Kaplan’s order of 10 June – and, as reocorded by an inspector yesterday, they do not have tops on garbage cans in the hallways. This was also noted in an inspection on 30 September…and every day by the residents.
The mice play in the cans, they then carry bugs…some right out of the hotel.
Where is the mayor on this issue? Does he not read the local press – this was a front page story of over 3,000 words with many images and quotes.
What does it take to get his attention – is he just out to make a joke of the issue on late night TV? What are we paying him for?

2 nobugsonme October 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm


I don’t think it’s accurate to say “bugs in NYC are coming from infested hotels.” They can both come from and go into a hotel.

There are no doubt a number of especially infested locations (apartment buildings, hotels, and other types of locations among them) which are contributing to the spread.

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