Aug 16, 2010

New York City bedbug invasion

It appears the old-time good night salutation, "Sleep tight - don't let the bed bugs bite" may be coming back into use - in New York anyway.
From a report at the first link below:

The blood-sucking menace that has infiltrated Manhattan's skyscrapers has taken another scalp, after the headquarters of media empire Time Warner became the latest landlord to own up to the presence of bedbugs.

The city that supposedly never sleeps is under attack by night from an epidemic of stealthy, tiny, red-brown creatures that leave a tell-tale trail of itchy welts, distress, embarrassment and anxiety.

From a report at the second link below:

Tiny blood-sucking bedbugs have become an epidemic in New York City. The little pests have invaded even the cleanest and most expensive apartments in neighborhoods around New York. In fact, a councilwoman from the Upper West Side has called for a citywide bedbug task force to address the problem.

The chart above appeared in New York Daily News.
Link here and here.