Ever wonder just how big an issue NJ pest control is? During the last two years, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has received an incredible 200,000 complaints about bed bugs and roaches in public housing.
Pest Complaints by the Numbers
Data was shared with the New York Daily News by Legal Aid Society, which recently filed a Freedom of Information request with NYCHA. Overall numbers are disturbing:
• Between January and September 2019, Harlem’s Grant Houses logged a total of 1,000 complaints. out of which 894 were for roaches.
• During the same period, the Pomonok Houses in Queens led the way with 156 work orders for bed bug removal. The Wagner and Grant Houses were next with 129 and 106 respectively.
Seeking a Solution
Legal Aid Society is heading up a group of advocates lobbying the state of New York for an additional $2 billion in funding for NYCHA. On the plus side, Legal Aid Society and NYCHA are citing a year-to-year decline in bed bug and roach complaints along with improved response times.
NYCHA spokesperson Rachel Goldblatt says treatment is now focusing on prevention as well as extermination. Bed bug complaints are considered an emergency and receive priority scheduling.
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