bed bugs in new york

How to spread bed bugs, in three easy steps!

August 14, 2008

Question: Do you live in Astoria, Queens and have bed bugs? Want to move out of your bed bug-infested apartment and avoid the hassle of destroying and tossing out your infested furniture and other items, including a futon and a captain’s bed, and stuffed animals? Want to expose lots of people and their neighbors, co-workers, […]

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New York City bed bug numbers, Bedbugger-style

July 16, 2008

The official New York City data on how many people have bed bugs consists of two sets of numbers: calls to 311 (which are available to the public, sort of), and constituent complaint calls to city council members, which are currently shrouded in mystery. 311 posting NYC Originally uploaded by Beauty Playin ‘Eh According to […]

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Bed bugs in Time Out New York’s Apartment issue

April 25, 2008

Every spring, Time Out New York does an issue on the apartment rental market. The 2008 issue, out this week, features a story where an interior decorator, plumber, and pest control operator go into prospective rental units and inspect them. The “exterminator” (Samuel Soto of First Rate Exterminators) is looking for roaches, rats, and bed […]

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Still more on New York’s response to bed bugs

January 19, 2008

The press release for the New York HPD bed bug seminars is here. It includes dates and times, addresses, and a phone number for more information. Seminars will be in English and Spanish. Please do call the number listed below to reserve a spot. The first seminar is scheduled to take place on Monday, January […]

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New York City: Who’s responsible for paying for bed bug treatment? Complicated, in some cases.

June 22, 2007

I just revised the Tenants and Landlords FAQ. I hope everyone who uses this site or the forums will re-read the NYC information (long as it is) because it corrects some misconceptions a lot of us have about the laws regarding who pays for bed bug treatment in rental units here. While the FAQ has […]

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Maya Rudolph’s former loft (again): bedbugs ADD value!

November 7, 2006

Well, I’ll be. Real Estate blog Curbed has done a bit of cybersleuthing and found the location of the Maya Rudolph / Paul Anderson SOHO loft (they recently fled its bed bugs). It turns out the loft is back on the sales and rental market, and the rental price has gone up from $13,500 to […]

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