Chicago vs. Bed Bugs

Advocating policy to control the spread of bed bugs in the City of Chicago

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New York vs. Bed Bugs Cited in Press Release

Posted by Jessica on December 10, 2008

Yep, our sister organization is officially on the map! Pest Control Technology online recently published an article highlighting the “explosive” 2008 sales growth of a mattress encasement company called Protect-A-Bed.  In the article, Protect-A-Bed attributes at least some of its success to “the New York City bed bug epidemic”:

As of June 2008, more than 8,800 bed bug complaints were received and nearly 2,800 violations issued by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

However, because this department only handles complaints from one subsection of the city’s residents and many bed bug infestations likely go unreported, the true number of infestations is likely significantly higher, according to the New York vs. Bed Bugs Web site. New York vs. Bed Bugs is an advocacy organization focused on brining [sic] a comprehensive bed bug control plan to New York City.

YEAH they are!  We’re so happy to see that some of the research and data our friends over at New York vs. Bed Bugs have worked so hard to collect is being put to good use.

Oh yeah, and I TOLD you we’re not blowing smoke around here.  Bed bugs really are everywhere, and it really is only a matter of time before we’re all going to be dealing with them in one way or another.  Scary, no?

Feel free to join us in our mission to advocate good bed bug policy in the City of Chicago, if you like.  We sure could use the help.


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