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The Curious Case of Susan, Alex and Emma Wendt, or, Bedbugs, A Novel

September 9, 2011

It was inevitable that someone with an imagination would channel the “zeitgeist” of 21st Century New York City — with its frustrated artists, anxious parents, elusive hipsters, iPhones, trendy bakeries in gentrified neighborhoods, the Trader Joe’s on Atlantic and bed bugs, yes, bed bugs — into a thriller novel. Bedbugs, by Ben H. Winters (Quirk […]

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Brooklyn school being decontaminated after exterminator allegedly soaks classrooms, desks, books with pesticides

October 27, 2010

Yes, I said “exterminator.” Teachers claim a contractor hired by the city to perform bed bug treatments at P.S. 197 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn “soaked” classrooms, covering desks, books, and the floor with liquid pesticides. That does not sound right. Teachers and parents are concerned because they don’t even know which pesticides were used. 7online.com […]

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Bed bugs bug triage unit at NYC hospital, Victoria’s Secret

July 17, 2010

The triage room at Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn was shut down and treated Sunday night after a bed bug was found, brought in on a patient, according to the Wall Street Journal. (The hospital did continue to provide triage and serve patients during this episode.) Fox NY reports A spokeswoman for the […]

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Are bed bugs migrating from Queens to Nassau County?

March 19, 2009

In an article in Newsday last week, Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) was cited as saying bed bugs were migrating to Nassau County, Long Island from eastern Queens. On Long Island, infestations are increasing in Nassau County, officials said. The exact number of complaints logged by the county’s Health Department was unavailable. Bedbug calls are listed in […]

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