Tag Archives: bedbugs

Trump Resort Sued Over Bedbug Infestation

Law Newz reports: A New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against Trump National Doral Miami after he says he was bitten by bed bugs while staying at the resort, The Palm Peach Post reports. The lawsuit says he was bitten while staying at the resort’s Jack Nicklaus building. Trump National Doral Miami is owned by the Trump Organization. The …

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MANHATTAN: Bedbug Infestation Chases Maze Runner Premiere Out Of Nation’s Busiest Movie Theater

Times Square’s AMC Empire 25, which bills itself as the nation’s busiest movie theater, is once again infested with bedbugs, forcing the glitzy premiere of Maze Runner to relocate across the street. More from the AV Club: In what was possibly a failed marketing stunt or an act of corporate sabotage, the New York City premiere of Maze Runner: The Scorch …

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Goodbye Scab Rat, Hello Scab Bedbug

For many years, a familiar sight for Manhattanites has been the giant inflatable rat stationed outside of businesses and construction sites using non-union labor. But in order to capitalize on the city’s eternal bedbug terror, the rat has been retired. Gothamist reports: Asylum spotted this giant inflatable bedbug outside the Affinia Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Let us hasten to report …

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New York City Bedbug Terror!

The bedbug scare gets the Taiwanese news animation treatment. (Via – Gothamist)

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Seat Defenders

Local NYC news was outside a Times Square theater last night where folks from a company called Seat Defenders were hawking plastic sacks intended to protect moviegoers from bedbugs. $17.95 for a package of 12 seat covers. One Times Square theater closed for two days over the summer to fumigate after patrons complained of being covered with bedbug bites.

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A Little Good News About Bedbugs

The New York Times reports that while the city remains at DefCon 1 over the bedbug panic, at least we can rest assured that the blood suckers don’t carry any diseases. Bats are sources of rabies, Ebola, SARS and Nipah virus. And other biting bugs are disease carriers — mosquitoes for malaria and West Nile, ticks for Lyme and babesiosis, …

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Daily Grumble

On my way to lunch I saw a beautiful carpet lying against a light pole on Second Avenue. I thought, “Wow, somebody is throwing out a very expensive rug.” And I almost walked over to look at it! Ack!

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