Skip to comments.Bedbug City: 1 in 10 New Yorkers has grappled with bedbugs in their home
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.
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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.
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.
Science: Homemade DDT
Thanks to your picture I now understand “putting the kybosh” on someone.”
Put the KYBOSH on ‘em.
Can we introduce them to the NYC mosques???
LOL, that’s perfect!
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.
Thank a Greenie today!
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.
LOL! ...you made my day!
Those victims of bedbugs are also victims of Enviro/Liberalism that banned DDT.
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...