Friday, November 05, 2010

Bed bugs invade New York City schools

An article in the New York Daily News included text:

"I think it's an epidemic. Bedbugs are everywhere," said Anna Shter, 37, whose son is a kindergartner at Brooklyn's Public School 200, where bedbugs were discovered twice in the last month.

Brianna Simmons, 10, a fifth-grader at the school, reacted with surprise when she learned of the problem from officials, she recalled.

"I was, like, 'OMG, there's bedbugs in the school,'" she said.

Separately, note there is an iPhone app for finding bed bug infestations:
Bed Bug Alert: iPhone App Finds Oubreaks Near You :

For $1.99, you can download the application and search any location in the country to see if anyone has reported an infestation or search the directory to find outbreaks near any place you plan to go.

Search New York City, for example, and you'll start scratching at just the sight of all the reported outbreaks that appear on the map.

Adam Kotkin, CEO of Apps Genius Corporation, the company behind the app, said he lives in New York and launched the application after hearing of all the bed bug-infested movie theatres, hotels and point of interest around the city.

Note also the bedbug registry


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