Department Reportedly Says Pests Were Found In One Area Of Single Floor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 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.

The bug colonies were found on the 11th floor of the building after multiple complaints of sightings in recent weeks, according to a New York Daily News report. Employees were reportedly notified by e-mail this past Tuesday night.

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Sources said bedbugs have been occupying the building for several weeks, the newspaper reported.

The department told the newspaper that bedbugs had been found in one area of a single floor, and inspections and cleaning procedures have been launched to eliminate them.

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Employees told the paper they were given a bedbug information pamphlet that is published by the department for the public, and advised to clean their work areas and put their personal items into plastic bags.

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