Street scene: still life with bed bugs

by nobugsonme on August 16, 2007 · 5 comments

in bed bugs, best practices, curbside, dumpster diving, used furniture

bed bugs

Originally uploaded by silverakshi

I previously blogged the same bed bug-infested curbside furniture from another angle, and another photographer.

But I loved this shot. As if someone was trying to warn the aliens not to land on McKibben Street, in Brooklyn.

Please, everyone: label your bed bug furniture. Better yet, slash it up. People are really, truly clueless about this problem and will march right back into your building with your infested stuff, their new “finds”.

Still other people are ruthless and will sell your refuse to someone who hasn’t a clue. Mattresses with warnings painted on can be recovered. When bed bugs go around, they come around again.

1 deb August 16, 2007 at 6:52 am

Look at the CAR…Parked only feet away from this infested furniture. There is a very good possibility that the bed bugs, searching for CO2 and Heat…will crawl into this car. Its great that whomever threw this furniture away was responsible enough to write bed bugs on it…But what is the CITY doing..sitting on its ass while this epidemic is spreading. They should have immediate pick up for infested items. SAME DAY PICK UP…

2 buggedinbrooklyn August 16, 2007 at 9:18 am

didn’t you hear about Bloomburg’s stand on the “no bugs left behind” act?

seems to be working out quite well, don’t ya think?


3 Bugalina August 16, 2007 at 3:06 pm

You bet…..Ever the politician, he wants to make sure they find affordable housing…

4 James Buggles August 16, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Most cars are well-sealed since we drive them in the rain, but I guess they’re not completely sealed since they have air vents.

5 Bugalina August 16, 2007 at 7:55 pm

James..the driver first has to stand in front of the door to open it…depending on how they unlock the door…a scampy , hungry bed bug will have sufficient time to slink into a shoe….bed bugs are lazy after a full meal…when bed bugs are hungry, and on empty, they fly…I have been witness to their speed.

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