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Bedbug City: 1 in 10 New Yorkers has grappled with bedbugs in their home
NY Daily News ^ | 08/16/10 | Samual Goldsmith and Helen Kennedy

Posted on 08/16/2010 5:10:12 AM PDT by jerry557

Bedbugs are taking over New York.

A new Daily News-Marist poll suggests that The City That Never Sleeps is probably too busy itching: One in 10 New Yorkers has now battled bedbugs in their home.

That's twice as many as the city estimated were plagued by the pests in 2009.

The poll results suggest that more than 800,000 New Yorkers have had bloodsucking bedbugs crawling in their sheets.

"I got all chewed up," said Margaret Martinez, 61, of the Bronx, one of the 11% of poll respondents who reported having personal run-ins with the tiny bloodthirsty insects.

"I woke up and I had bites all over my arms and my face. I was all swollen," she said.

From swanky glass lofts to creaky tenement walkups, the plague of parasites appears to have spread fairly evenly across the five boroughs.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bedbugs; nyc

1 posted on 08/16/2010 5:10:15 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: jerry557
Crazy Bedbug!
2 posted on 08/16/2010 5:14:35 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: jerry557

3 posted on 08/16/2010 5:14:39 AM PDT by jerry557
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To: jerry557

Apparently they act like Dems.

Pray for America


4 posted on 08/16/2010 5:16:09 AM PDT by bray (Have you bought one yet? http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: bray
Apparently they act like Dems.

That they do! Heck, they're probably all registered to vote as democrats, too.
5 posted on 08/16/2010 5:17:54 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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6 posted on 08/16/2010 5:18:00 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: jerry557

Is this why the White House West Wing is covered, bed bugs?


7 posted on 08/16/2010 5:20:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

All those vacations and travel? Hmmm....


8 posted on 08/16/2010 5:21:35 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: jerry557

Now that CNN Time Warner building got hit with bedbugs it’s a national story....

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/bed_bugs_at_time_warner_center_in_new_york_170705.asp


9 posted on 08/16/2010 5:21:41 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: jerry557
Don't you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!
You got rats on the west side
Bedbugs uptown
What a mess this town's in tatters I've been shattered
My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan

Uh-huh, this town's full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh
Shadoobie, my brain's been battered

10 posted on 08/16/2010 5:21:49 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Could be, could be. Still, CNN’s been infected with louses and parasites for a long time, as there’s precious little difference between liberals and bedbugs.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 5:24:05 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: jerry557

I stay out of hotels if at all possible.....

their cleaning standards are not up to mine.....


12 posted on 08/16/2010 5:26:04 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jerry557

Can you find a picture of a bedbug so we can judge it’s relative size. One next to a penny, or a ruler, a grain of rice or something like that?


13 posted on 08/16/2010 5:26:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Vaquero

Their guest lists probably aren’t either.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 5:28:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jerry557

Good. This brings a smile to my face, and I hope that the problem gets much, much worse for these preening, unctuous twits in New York.

It doesn’t rise to the level of pest that they’ve inflicted on westerners with the reintroduction of the wolf, but it is a start. Hopefully, we can re-introduce wolves to the east very soon. I expect that wolves would do very well in areas like NJ and NY. Then these clowns can be eaten in their beds, and if they survive that, they can make a dash for their car, bus or train in the morning.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 5:29:11 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Ditter


16 posted on 08/16/2010 5:30:37 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: jerry557

Wow - New Yorkers are so much more sophisticated and wiser than those of us in flyover country. I wonder what benefit they see in having bedbugs that we just don’t understand. To paraphrase - “It’s a New Yorker Thing. You Wouldn’t Understand.”


17 posted on 08/16/2010 5:31:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: jerry557

Not just a game, but preparation for the real thing!
18 posted on 08/16/2010 5:33:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: TSgt

Perfect! Thanks!


19 posted on 08/16/2010 5:33:33 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

20 posted on 08/16/2010 5:33:33 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: traderrob6; Dallas59; NVDave; Ditter

21 posted on 08/16/2010 5:39:03 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: jerry557
The Clinton Foundation, OTOH, managed to keep their infestation out of the news.

Astoria, Queens is the worst spot. My daughters' apartment had them twice and we had to move them out and throw away all their furniture, clothes, etc. Cost us thousands. Their new place, in Manhattan, has diatomaceous earth (DE) spread around the baseboards and in every crevice and crack. The building's professional exterminator told them that was as effective as anything he could do.

Naturally the City has set up a Commission to "raise awareness" and talk about the problem. God forbid the do anything. Maybe if Hizzoner's mansions get hit something will finally get done.

22 posted on 08/16/2010 5:41:51 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: 9YearLurker
well yeah...lots of dirty little middle eastern terror types buoyed by oil money crapping up America in every way...
23 posted on 08/16/2010 5:43:45 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jerry557

Where is DDT when you need it??? Is this a great country or what? The natural result of the green movement is that insects will inhabit our bodies and use it for a food supply. But their carbon footprint is smaller than ours so everything is OK.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 5:50:43 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: TSgt

LOL! Perfect!


25 posted on 08/16/2010 5:52:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Science: Homemade DDT
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,803716,00.html


26 posted on 08/16/2010 5:53:52 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: TSgt

Little suckers....


27 posted on 08/16/2010 5:54:46 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Thanks to your picture I now understand “putting the kybosh” on someone.”


28 posted on 08/16/2010 6:01:11 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Dallas59

Put the KYBOSH on ‘em.


29 posted on 08/16/2010 6:07:54 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: jerry557

Can we introduce them to the NYC mosques???


30 posted on 08/16/2010 6:34:58 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: TSgt

LOL, that’s perfect!


31 posted on 08/16/2010 6:36:18 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Vaquero

I refuse to stay in hotels anymore because of this and the crappy cleaning. I don’t sleep anyways freaking myself out with thoughts of bugs and black light stains everywhere...yuck.


32 posted on 08/16/2010 6:38:37 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: jerry557

Thank a Greenie today!


33 posted on 08/16/2010 7:57:31 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Watching the MSM with Obama is like watching Joslyn James with Tiger Woods)
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To: NVDave
I had an oil lease in an area where they had reintroduced a type of rattlesnake. Damn thing are born with a bad attitude.

Walked into my parts shed, 4ft of rattlesnake came down at the side of my face. Missed me by a couple of inches.

Came back the next day with a .22 full of rat shot. Steel building is why I didn't use something bigger.

Federal felony or not, I solved that problem.

I'd go out in the morning, rattlers would be lying in the road for warmth. Running over them with my diesel sounded like a kid with bubble wrap on Christmas morning.

34 posted on 08/16/2010 8:16:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: TSgt

LOL! ...you made my day!


35 posted on 08/16/2010 8:56:27 AM PDT by folkquest
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To: jerry557

Those victims of bedbugs are also victims of Enviro/Liberalism that banned DDT.


36 posted on 08/16/2010 11:48:58 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Dilbert56

Well, find a non-pro exterminator , preferably from a country where DDT is not banned,...

You can still buy the household use DDT cans in Dominican Republic for example....

It’s the easiest way to keep safe now.

ALso, I think some Indian friends had relatives bring them over on a recent visit...


37 posted on 08/16/2010 6:32:19 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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