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WNYC News

Landlords Face Harsher Penalties for Bed Bugs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In an effort to squash bed bug infestation in the city, officials announced Tuesday a policy change that could give landlords stiffer penalties for being lax in their response to infestations.

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The Takeaway

The Great Bedbug Scourge of 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bedbugs, once thought all but eradicated, have become resurgent all across America. This summer, we've heard stories about these pests spreading all over the country — from the Empire State Building to rural towns. But why does the problem continue to get worse? Recently, a major pest-control company releaseed a top-10 list of the most infested cities in America. However, even with the number of reported infestations continuing to climb, all hope is not lost.

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WNYC News

City Cracking Down on Bed Bug Epidemic

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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There's a growing bed bug epidemic in New York City. Complaints to the city hotline, 3-1-1, jumped 34% last year, as over 9000 people called asking for guidance in their battle against the insects. In response, the New York City Council is creating a Bud Bug Advisory Board that'll develop a comprehensive strategy to rid the city of the pests. Council speaker Quinn calls the board an important first step:


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