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Bedbugs are back and spreading through New York City like a swarm of locusts on a lush field of wheat.

"In the bedbug resurgence, entomologists and exterminators blame increased immigration from the developing world, the advent of cheap international travel and the recent banning of powerful pesticides. Other culprits include the recycled mattress industry and those thrifty New Yorkers who revel in the discovery of a free sofa on the sidewalk.

And that new mattress delivered from a reputable department store, which kindly hauled away your old one? It may have spent all day in a truck wedged against an old mattress collected from a customer with a bedbug problem.

Once introduced into a home, bedbugs can crawl into adjoining apartments or hitch a ride to another part of town in the cuff of a pant leg.

'Anyone who stays in a hotel, rich or poor, can bring them home in a suitcase,' said Richard Kourbage, whose company, Kingsway Exterminating in Brooklyn, does about a dozen bedbug jobs a day. 'Some of the best hotels in New York have them.'"

This is freaking me out!

( Alternate link to the same article.)

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londonlust
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
Oh god, EWWWWW!
*gag*
aromenis
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
it's those thrifty new yorkers. THEY'RE the ones to blame! LOL! :D
silverdee
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
That part really creeped me out because I adopted two sofas off the street when I lived in San Fran. Ick!
aromenis
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
off-topic, but who IS that gorgeous man in your icon, Dee? :D
silverdee
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
He is John Krasinski. He's on US version of The Office. And one of People's 2005 sexy guys. Hot!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024677/
luxlis
Nov. 30th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
Totally off topic, but I laughed when I saw your icon because I took the "Don't worry Jim, I will go out with you" version of the same icon from iconseeyou yesterday. Great minds think alike!

Isn't Jim adorable? I want to make him pancakes.
silverdee
Nov. 30th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
I love him and the show. I was so mad that it wasn't on last night!
luxlis
Nov. 30th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
I know.. I was disappointed too.
silverdee
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
We've got Lost tonight!!!
ladymeow
Nov. 30th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
That's awful, but I laughed at the bedbugs attacking rich people on Park Avenue. I'm an asshole.
silverdee
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Green Acres beats out Park Avenue again!
ladymeow
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Green acres is the place to be...

Hahaha
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