Bed bugs in the subway update: Fox News talks to Louis Sorkin

by nobugsonme on August 6, 2014 · 4 comments

in bed bugs in the workplace, new york city

Move over alligators in the sewers, we’re still talking about bed bugs in the subway!

Here’s a follow-up to last night’s post about bed bugs being found in three NYC N train subway cars this week:

If video does not appear above, click here to view it: Fox New York News

Fox News NY talked to entomologist Lou Sorkin (a Bedbugger Forums regular) about the implications of bed bugs being found in the subway crew area of several trains.

We still don’t know if any of the N train bed bugs were found in passenger areas of the subway cars, as the Fox reporter in the clip above notes.

And there’s been no suggestion so far that the MTA is going any further in looking for bed bugs in the subway, beyond investigating after bed bugs are found.

I guess that means, “if you see something, say something.” But we know you would.

If the city really wants to help curb the spread of bed bugs, teaching employees to look for them (and what to do if they’re found) is a great idea. And an inexpensive one. And we know just the guy to do it.

1 robert September 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

What is the best way to stop bed bugs?

2 Lou Sorkin September 2, 2014 at 7:55 am

There really isn’t any one way or procedure, but the story alludes to the fact that there isn’t enough education about this insect that is being learned by the general public. A problem with keeping quiet about infestations doesn’t really help to solve the problem.

3 Ned Henry October 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Lou, thanks for your posts and answers. You are a voice of reason. And my informal poll of NewYorkers is that they have become overall more reasonable on this issue, as indeed they tend to be overall. (We have to deal with lots of stuff, we can’t afford to be wasting effort.)

The News sources go for people who will amplify the issue, but my informal poll says they are not representative of New Yorkers, a remarkably hardy bunch. This too, will pass, but NYC will survive.

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