Bedbugs have infested a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene office building in Long Island City, Queens, according to a published report.
They check you for guns and drugs when you walk into the courthouse in lower Manhattan, but apparently not for bedbugs.
A fire in southern New Jersey is being blamed on a homeowner’s battle against bedbugs.
Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed what is essentially a man-made spider web that stops bugs in their tracks.
Veterans Across America has been forced to the 21st floor. The group has stopped paying rent due to the bedbugs.
The agency said in a statement that there wasn’t any evidence of infestation, and standard procedures were followed. Those include steam cleaning and vacuuming, as well as alerting the staff.
It’s summer and this is the time of year when bed bugs are most prevalent. But it’s also the time of year when people travel. That can be a bad combination, but there are things you can do to battle bed bugs.
The city said that 311 complaints about bedbugs have decreased by twelve-percent since last year, but experts told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that, that does not mean that the problem has gone away.
Police are looking for a pair of suspects who they say falsely claimed they were checking for bedbugs at a Manhattan apartment and robbed the place at gunpoint on May 24.
Management now says the area has been sterilized and the bedbug problem has been eradicated.
Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
Entomologists from Rutgers University are moving in to a Jersey City housing project infested with bedbugs to create a national model for controlling the pests.
The mayor of Yonkers has vetoed a bedbug-control bill that would have required old mattresses to be wrapped in plastic bags.
In this Eye On New York segment, New Yorkers mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about rising gas prices, bedbug hysteria and overcrowded subway trains.
A spokesman said the two-story flagship store was closed Tuesday and will reopen before the end of the week.