bed bug complaints

WBAI’s Housing Notebook with advice for tenants living with bed bugs in New York

January 4, 2010

Tonight’s Housing Notebook on New York public radio station WBAI featured bed bugs. The program description reads: Vajra Kilgour interviewed American Museum of Natural History entomologist Lou Sorkin and tenant lawyer Catharine Grad in a discussion of New York City’s nightmare scourge – bedbugs – and what tenants can do to get rid of them. […]

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From the bizarre bed bug complaints file

December 19, 2009

The Jersey Journal reports that a man in West New York, New Jersey went to the Board of Health to complain about the bed bug infestation in his home. According to reports, Guillermo Enriquez, 60, of West New York, went to the Board of Health, which is located on the second floor of Town Hall, […]

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NYC Department of Health tells press about movie theater bed bug complaint

October 24, 2009

The New York City Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) apparently received an anonymous tip last week that the UA Theater Sheepshead Bay 14 on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn had bed bugs. Fox 5 News reports that A manager on site did not want to speak with Fox 5’s Ti-Hua Chang about the […]

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Bed bugs continue to plague Boston, but the news is not all bad

May 11, 2009

A new article from the Boston Herald warns of a difficult bed bug spring, and notes a continued yearly rise in bed bug complaints to the Boston Inspectional Services Department. The bedbug resurgence that began in the early 21st century is creeping and crawling with a vengeance, according to national and local experts, who warn […]

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311 finally has bed bug category — New York vs Bed Bugs

April 26, 2009

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs called to find out what it’s like to call the New York City 311 help line and report bed bugs, now that bed bugs are their own separate category in terms of 311 complaints.  Renee writes, I called 311 to see if anything was new in how the […]

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New York Mayor Bloomberg signs Bed Bug Advisory Board legislation

March 19, 2009

Excellent news! This is the New York City Council’s press release containing Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks on Int. 57a, which he signed yesterday: MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A BED BUG ADVISORY BOARD Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The third bill before me is Introductory Number 57-A, sponsored by […]

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Adult home shut down in Monticello, NY with multiple housing violations; 40 beds contained “bed bugs and bed bug eggs”

June 4, 2008

The Times Herald-Record, in Middletown, New York, reports that Monticello Manor adult home has been shut down by the State of New York’s Department of Health: According to the state’s order, health department inspectors found violations of law “which constitute an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the facility’s residents.” The order […]

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