Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bed bugs reach Lincoln Center?

Myfoxny reported on 14 October 2010:

Spokeswoman Maggie McKeon confirmed the outbreak [at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center]. It was first reported online on Wednesday by the New York Observer. It cited an Oct. 8 e-mail from the theater's managing director Mark Heiser. He said treatment to rid the theater of the tiny pests was under way.

Heiser wrote, "Any signs of bedbug activity should not be considered a sign of an untidy house."

From Tarboro, NC:

Edgecombe County is not immune to the advancing spread of bed bugs. From hotels to local colleges and universities to homes in our communities; bed bugs have found their way back to creating chaos in our lives.

A recent number of calls to our Extension Center points to at least an increased recognition, if not actual increases in the occurrence of bed bug problems.

Bed bugs were once a major pest of homes, but improved sanitation and chemical control reduced the pest to an infrequent nuisance. The recent rise is not necessarily associated with unsanitary conditions as there are growing problems in clean homes, hotels and other buildings. Factors that may be responsible for leading to the increased occurrence point to increased tourism and a reduction in using liquid insecticides for controlling cockroaches.


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