bed bugs in the workplace

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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Bed bugs found in Lincoln Center’s Daniel H. Koch Theater and Metropolitan Opera House

October 17, 2010

Bed bugs have recently been found in Lincoln Center, in the David H. Koch Theater, where the New York City Ballet and New York City Opera perform, and in the Metropolitan Opera House. The New York Observer reported Wednesday: According to an October 8 email that just came across our desk, Lincoln Center has had […]

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Bed bugs found in USAID offices in Washington, D.C.

October 4, 2010

Fox DC reports that “juvenile bed bugs” [emphasis added] have been found in a federal government building in Washington D.C.: The pests were discovered in a single office in the US Agency for International Development office tower at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. A spokesperson for the USAID wasn’t able to say […]

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Bed bugs hit Sirius XM Radio HQ & Howard Stern’s limo

September 28, 2010

NBC New York reports that the Sirius XM studios and headquarters in New York City have been fighting bed bugs: “We received treatments here and supposedly we’re 100% bedbug-free,” a very doubtful Howard Stern lamented on his Sirius XM Radio Show Monday morning after his Midtown office building was treated by exterminators. Stern said he […]

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Bed bugs hit Antigua’s Land Registry office; misinformation abounds

September 25, 2010

According to the Antigua Observer, bed bugs have been found in the island’s Land Registry office. However, not to worry: the six bed bugs found are assumed not to have bitten anyone. Despite an infestation being found at the Land Registry, [Lionel Michael, Chief Environmental Health Officer of Antigua and Barbuda] said the insects had […]

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Bed bugs found in Indiana University library office

September 23, 2010

Fox 59 reports that two bed bugs were recently found in an administrative office in the Indiana University library in Bloomington. Bed bugs have not yet been reported in any other areas on campus (at least not in the last few months; this May 2010 article notes that evidence of bed bugs has been found […]

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Bed bugs at Winston & Strawn?

September 16, 2010

Bed bugs apparently love lawyers. Above the Law received a tip today that the New York City offices of international law firm Winston and Strawn have bed bugs: This morning a tipster reports that Winston & Strawn associates woke up with bedbugs, not personally, but professionally: “Employees woke up to a recorded message, at like […]

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Bed bugs in the Food Network Magazine offices in New York City?

September 15, 2010

The New York Post’s Media Ink column received a tip that the Food Network Magazine offices in New York City have bed bugs. Although Food Network Magazine is produced by Hearst, it does not reside inside the famous Hearst Tower but is situated a few blocks away, where bedbugs have also been found. The printing […]

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Bed bugs in Google’s New York City offices

September 3, 2010

Business Insider broke the story last night that Google’s New York City offices have bed bugs. Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that: A spokeswoman for Google confirmed Friday that bedbugs had found their way into the search-engine giant’s sprawling space in Chelsea. ‘Like several other businesses in New York City, we’ve discovered bedbugs in […]

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries battling bed bugs

August 20, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries are trying to keep their premises and books bed bug-free. Bed bugs have turned up in the Norwood branch library, and the “hardest hit” department of the library system has been Outreach Services, which brings books to senior citizens and schools. So how are local […]

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