bed bugs in the workplace

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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The Mid-Manhattan branch of The New York Public Library has been battling bed bugs

August 5, 2010

WPIX reports that The New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan location on 5th Avenue at 40th Street has been battling bed bugs. And WPIX’s source claims the library is downplaying employee concerns about the issue: The employee told us a co-worker was bitten by a bed bug in early July, while checking out books for a […]

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Bed bugs infest break room of Mumbai’s train drivers

July 25, 2010

The Mumbai Mirror (India) reports that Western Railway train conductors can’t rest in the twenty minutes they manage to steal between shifts, because bed bugs have infested the sofas in the lobby they use for their breaks: Devendra Yadav, who represents the Western Railway motormen, confirmed his colleagues’ trouble with vermin. ‘The couches in our […]

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Hachette Book Group infested with bed bugs

July 22, 2010

Hachette Book Group (which is located at 237 Park Avenue and East 46th Street) has three floors which are infested with bed bugs, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Their offices are closed and they’re undergoing “aggressive treatment” Thursday and Friday, the Village Voice’s Runnin’ Scared blog notes. Other publishers which have fallen prey to […]

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Des Moines suspects bed bug saboteur planted bag of bugs in city building

July 21, 2010

This is something I’ve been anticipating for years: the city of Des Moines, Iowa says a city building is infested with bed bugs, and they think the bugs were planted by a “bed bug saboteur.” According to the Des Moines Register, The parasitic pests were discovered about three weeks ago inside the city’s Armory Building, […]

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Bed bugs at Buy Buy Baby in Chelsea, a fancy Hamptons rental, and possibly still in Hollister

July 19, 2010

NY1 reports that Buy Buy Baby recently had its store in Chelsea at 25th Street and 7th Avenue inspected by two different firms looking for bed bugs. According to NY1, The company says some published comments indicated the store at 25th Street and Seventh Avenue was infested. But officials say two independent services inspected the […]

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Toronto’s Reference Library vs. bed bugs

July 18, 2010

You didn’t think New York was going to have all the fun, did you? With all the local media frenzy in the Big Apple, we mustn’t forget that bed bugs are a problem everywhere. Toronto has been one of the hardest hit cities in North America. And now Toronto’s CityNews reports that the city’s Metro […]

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Bed bugs at NYC ad agency Euro RSCG

July 17, 2010

Another ad agency comes down with bed bugs — this time the New York offices of Euro RSCG Worldwide. The story broke first on MediaBistro’s Agency Spy blog. Agency Spy’s Kiran Aditham claims to have been getting tips about this infestation from multiple parties starting on Wednesday, including one source which claimed the announcement was […]

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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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Bed Bugs in Office Buildings – a helpful resource

July 3, 2010

In this week in which bed bugs have reared their ugly heads in New York City Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch stores, and in the CBS offices in New York (and many other workplaces elsewhere, to judge by the sampling in our Forums), it is a good time to focus our attention on the challenges […]

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Bed bugs close second Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York

July 2, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that the Abercrombie and Fitch store at South Street Seaport has now been closed due to bed bugs detected there. It appears the firm had its other locations searched after their Hollister Epic store was discovered to have bed bugs earlier this week. (The Hollister store is still […]

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Bed bugs hit CBS offices in New York City

July 2, 2010

Nellie Andreeva of the Deadline.com blog says she received a tip that CBS’s New York City offices were infested with bed bugs. She writes, … a couple of leased-out floors in satellite CBS offices in New York housing internal audit and CBS syndication sales executives have been affected by what a CBS representative described as […]

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