bed bugs in the workplace

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

August 6, 2014

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:

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Bed bugs found at Whirlpool factory in Ohio

June 15, 2014

Bed bugs were found last week in the health center in the Greenville, Ohio Whirlpool plant, WDTN (2 NEWS) reports: 2 NEWS obtained a notice to employees that read in part, “We want to let you know that we had an isolated incident in the health center on Monday, June 9. There have been no […]

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Bed bugs found in New Rochelle Library again

May 15, 2013

At the end of April, various sources reported that the New Rochelle, NY public library had closed for a day after bed bugs were found in the building.  The New Rochelle Daily Voice reported on May 1, “Pest management experts were immediately called in after one insect was found.  This was not an infestation.  There […]

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Bed bugs hit Wall Street Journal offices again

January 15, 2013

Bed bugs have hit the Wall Street Journal’s New York City headquarters – and the 1211 Avenue of the Americas building – once again, according to the Daily Intelligencer. This past Friday, a bed bugs was sighted by an employee in the office’s 6th floor video area, according to an employee memo published by Capital. […]

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Bed bugs hit more libraries, cause closures in Middletown, Connecticut and Wichita, Kansas

August 6, 2012

Many libraries have suffered bed bug problems in the past; and just last week, the Russell Library in Middletown, Connecticut and the Central Library in Wichita, Kansas both closed due to bed bugs. In Middletown, WTNH reported, bed bugs were found in several items: A bed bug was discovered in a DVD case and another […]

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Did a NYC Urban Outfitters store ignore a bed bug problem?

August 1, 2012

It’s not really summer until a major chain store in Manhattan gets bed bugs. According to Jezebel.com, the rumor is that Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave. in Manhattan has a bed bug issue — and that it has been taking the ostrich approach to dealing with it. Image credit: 14th Street Store by Eden Pictures, […]

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Bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC: housekeeper says she wasn’t warned

January 26, 2012

This New York Times article references a case of bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City — but that’s not the story. Bed bugs can be present in any hotel, any time.  They arrive and depart with all kinds of people, after all. The issue here is that while the hotel apparently responded […]

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Bed bugs pop up in Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Madison Ave. office

June 29, 2011

The Real Deal reported on Friday that Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s headquarters at 575 Madison Avenue were evacuated Thursday, after bed bugs were found in a senior broker’s office. The Real Deal notes that Assured Environments treated the offices: Barry Beck, COO of Assured Environments, issued an emailed statement through Elliman’s spokesperson, confirming that […]

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What happens when bed bugs come home from work?

May 28, 2011

Joceylyn Perkins, a nurse, claims to have gotten bed bugs in the course of her work taking care of patients at a retirement home in Richmond, Virginia. She wants her employer to help cover the costs of eliminating bed bugs in her home. However, as NBC 12 notes, “bed bugs are not covered” by Virginia […]

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Bed bugs in the workplace PTSD suit thrown out by judge

April 23, 2011

Remember Jane Clark? The former Fox News employee’s lawsuit, which we first mentioned in 2008 — and which was apparently the first ever filed by an employee against an employer’s landlord over bed bugs — has now been thrown out of court. The Washington Post reported that the judge “said workers can’t necessarily hold their […]

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Bed bugs infest multiple Chicago offices

October 29, 2010

The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday about recent infestations of bed bugs in offices in the city: JPMorgan Chase had a small issue with bedbugs about two weeks ago in its Chase Tower at 10 S. Dearborn St., a company spokesman confirmed. Last week, Chicago Public Schools’ headquarters finished treating all 20 floors of its building […]

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Bed bug-infested mattress set on fire by NYCHA cleaner

October 28, 2010

Don’t try this at home! The Daily News reported yesterday that Miriam Ortiz, a cleaner who works in the New York City Housing Authority’s Manhattanville houses has been charged with arson, after setting fire to a bed bug infested mattress. This happened on the 10th floor of a 20-story building. The Daily News noted that […]

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