NYC Prepares to Attack Bed Bug Epidemic

Today New York City announced the launching of a campaign to alert residents to the bed bug epidemic that is spreading through the city, even those parts inhabited by the rich and famous (see our January 14 post).

The NYC housing department will kick off the info campaign with a town hall meeting on January 28 in Washington Heights where residents have been fighting record outbreaks of the blood-sucking critters. Community forums will follow in other well-bitten neighborhoods: Astoria on February 5 and Bushwick, Brooklyn on March 12. Information on identifying, exterminating and preventing bed bug infestations will be provided in English and Spanish.

“Rich people get bedbugs and poor people get bedbugs,” City Councilwoman
Gale Brewer told the Daily News. “We need to overcome the stigma and create a
public outcry so people will know what to do when they get them.” Brewer has
sponsored a bill to create a city-wide bed bug task force. (Click here to read the whole article.)

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