Got Bedbugs? Here's What to Do

Bed Bug Advisory

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010  |  Updated 10:54 AM EDT
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Got Bedbugs? Here's What to Do

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It's an infestation!

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The bed bug outbreak has many New Yorkers concerned -- and wondering where to go to help should they be struck.  It's important to note that bedbugs can live almost anywhere -- baseboards, windows, door frames, unused outlets, luggage, clothing...you get the idea.  They can also live for weeks or even months without food.

According to the City , tenants whose landlords do not promptly respond to bed bug complaints can call 311 and file a complaint with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and may also hire their own professionals.

Here's a roundup of useful links and tips to help keep your posessions safe or to deal with an outbreak if you're home is struck.

www.bedbugger.com -- A clearinhouse site with the latest news, forums and history of this nasty infestation.

www.bedbugregistry.com : This Site is a free, public database of bedbug infestations. Use it to check for bedbug reports before booking a hotel room or renting an apartment.
 
New York City's Bed Bug Fact Sheet:   The city recognizers bed bug incidents are on the rise.  Here's the tip sheet they put out to help
 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/residents/bedbugs.shtml: Here's where New York City's Housing Authority chimes in on where bedbugs come from and where to stop them once they get in your house.
 
 

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