Why This Summer In New York Will Be A Bedbug Nightmare

Entomologist Jeffrey White says the NYC summer bedbug epidemic will be worse than last summer, according to the NYPost.

White says: “If we combine the seasonal trend, with the bugs getting more and more embedded in our community, that allows the bugs to make that resurgence all the more stronger.”

A graph provided by White’s website shows a 37% increase in bedbug complaints in each of the past two years.


Photo: Courtesy of BedBug Central

Note also that this shows only complaints registered by the housing department. The health department registered over 400,000 complaints in 2009, according to the NYPost.

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