There’s a bed bug event at the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night.
I am unable to attend as I won’t be in town, but it looks like it will be very worthwhile.
Plague!: Bed Bug Myths and Realities
How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the city doing to stop them, and what can you do before they take over your apartment?
Tuesday, January 18 6:30 PM
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
Bed bugs, it seems, are all over New York City. In your mattress, your couch, that futon in the free pile at the end of your block. What is worse, they may have overrun your newspapers and even your TV screen. What’s hype and what’s reality? How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the city doing to stop them, and what can you do before they take over your apartment? Moderator Dr. Amy L. Fairchild, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, heads a discussion that includes entomologist Louis Sorkin of the New York Entomological Society; Gale A. Brewer Council Member from District 6; Renee Corea, former Director of New York vs Bed Bugs; David Cain, Managing Director of Bed Bugs Ltd, London; Yasmine Hecker, CEO of Prep 4 Bed Bugs, and Ray Lopez, Little Sisters of Assumption Family Health Service of how the recent plague of bed bugs is affecting city life and culture. Co-sponsored by the New York Entomological Society. $
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.
For more information please call 917-492-3395.
We would hope Renee doesn’t mind us mentioning that it’s only $6 if you mention New York vs. Bed Bugs when booking (and then only if reserving via phone); be sure to book in advance (you can also do this — sans discount — via the MCNY site) — to avoid the $2 unreserved surcharge.