Monday, August 2, 2010


If you have bed bugs in your home, you shouldn't think that it says anything about you personally or about the cleanliness of your home. It just means that bed bugs travel easily from one place to another. In New York City, bed bugs are a major problem; they've been found in apartments, houses, stores, schools, and hospitals.

If you see bed bugs anywhere,
call 311 immediately to report it!

Landlords in New York are now required by law to tell potential tenants about any previous bed bug infestations in the building. The law went into effect in June.

And a few days ago, New York City announced that it will begin an educational campaign on how to better combat bed bugs. It will also coordinate efforts between city agencies better, create a new health department task force, and establish an online bed bug portal.

Several websites have helpful information about dealing with bed bugs: