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Bed Bugs on the Subway: should the MTA notify the public of sightings?

August 28, 2014

When bed bugs are found on Metropolitan Transportation Authority trains or buses, consumers should be notified, say New York City Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Brooklyn) and State Assemblyman Bill Colton (D), according to the Daily News.

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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 in three N subway trains in New York City

August 6, 2014

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that bed bugs have been found in three separate N subway trains, which have since been “fumigated” (I am assuming this means — as in the common parlance — “treated with pesticides,” rather than fumigation per se).

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When bed bugs bite in a NYC Coop

March 14, 2014

Let’s face it: bed bugs bite. But when they bite in multi-family housing with lots of owners, things get complicated. The New York Times offers advice today to a family dealing with a protracted battle with bed bugs, in a New York City cooperative apartment (“Ask Real Estate: When Bed Bugs Bite”). The resident in this […]

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Were bed bugs behind the NYC bug bomb fire and explosion?

July 13, 2013

On Thursday morning, a building in New York City’s Chinatown exploded and a fire was started after a resident set off many bug bombs (foggers) at once. The New York Times noted Thursday that the explosion “was powerful enough to blow out windows on the first three floors of the five-story tenement building at 17 Pike Street” […]

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New York Times story on how libraries and their patrons respond to bed bug risks

December 6, 2012

New York Times journalist Catherine Saint Louis has a new story today about bed bugs in libraries. The article describes ways various libraries in the US have responded to bed bug infestations or tried to prevent them, and how library patrons are themselves responding to the risk of bed bugs in libraries and library books. […]

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Now casting for “Bedbugs!!!” musical in New York City

August 11, 2012

This isn’t really bed bug-related, but we thought you might be interested anyway. According to Playbill, they’re now casting for Bedbugs!!! The Musical in New York City: BEDBUGS!!! A Sci-Fi Thriller Comedy Rock Musical. Description: Girl meets bug in this original comic musical in the vein of Rocky Horror and Little Shop with an 80s […]

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Libraries with bed bugs (Pace University is the latest)

October 11, 2011

Gothamist says it received a tip that the Pace University Library in lower Manhattan was closed yesterday for bed bug treatment. In Bedbugs Shut Down Pace University Library, Gothamist’s John Del Signore writes: A student who works in the Henry Birnbaum Library at Pace University tells us the library has been shut down so that it […]

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Bed bugs: epidemic or media hype?

November 5, 2010

The most original bed bug story a journalist can tell is that bed bugs aren’t really an epidemic after all. That was so in 2008, when Washington Post journalist David Segal wrote “Hmm. Tiny, Evil– and Everywhere?” Still, it’s two years later and we’re ripe for a new attempted debunking of the “bed bug epidemic”; […]

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DBB-N: NYC Disclosure of Bed Bug Infestation History

September 15, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new DBB-N: Notice to Tenant: Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation history forms are now being issued by landlords to prospective tenants. With the fear of bedbugs sweeping across New York City, state housing officials have issued a new disclosure form requiring landlords to reveal whether or not the tiny […]

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Daily News-Marist poll shows 1 in 10 New Yorkers has had bed bugs

August 17, 2010

The Daily News reported Monday that a Daily News-Marist poll found that one in ten New York City residents has had bed bugs. (A recent NYC Community Health Survey found that one in fifteen New Yorkers, or 6%, had bed bugs last year.) The Daily News-Marist poll results were as follows: Bedbugs By The Numbers […]

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Bed Bugs at New York City’s Time Warner Center

August 13, 2010

Media Bistro’s TVNewser blog posted an internal email from Turner Broadcasting System (TBS, Inc.) today about a bed bug problem in the Time Warner Center. TVNewser writes: TVNewser has learned the human resources department of TBS Inc. has sent out an email this afternoon alerting staffers of a bed bug problem in their New York […]

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