Do you live in a New York City Cooperative or Condominium?
If so, the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC) 31st Annual Housing Conference and Expo is something which should interest you. It’s being held at Baruch College on November 13th.
Every CNYC condo or co-op can send one person at no cost. (Others can pay to attend if desired.) Please encourage your association to send someone to the CNYC class about bed bugs. The more your co-op or condo knows about bed bugs, the better off you will be when they rear their ugly russet heads.
Entomologist (and forums regular) Louis Sorkin will be teaching a class at CNYC about bed bugs, along with property manager Ellen Kornfeld and attorney Howard Schechter.
This is the relevant session (described here):
18. Combatting Bedbugs
Bedbug infestations have become a far too common occurrence in New York apartment buildings. Fortunately, these tiny creatures do not carry disease, but they do feed on humans and their pets, are very small and resilient and extremely difficult to eradicate. Property manager Ellen Kornfeld, entomologist Louis Sorkin and attorney Howard Schechter will have practical advice about detecting and eliminating bedbug infestations, with emphasis on proper extermination procedures, recommendations to encourage resident to report bedbugs on very first sighting, and emphasis on the absolute necessity of proper cleaning of everything where bedbugs may hide.
Here’s a brochure (PDF) on the CNYC conference and expo, with details on registration and fees.
As always, thanks to Lou Sorkin for his tireless efforts to educate the world about bed bugs.