Bedbugs in the Limelight


    Everybody’s least favorite scourge, the bedbug, seems to be a media star this week. The New York Times has mentioned them at least twice in the past week, with its weekend article about how bedbugs can be a deal-breaker for home buyers, and with Matt Gross’ piece yesterday about maintaining your health while traveling. There was also an infestation at Penguin publishing and Bill Clinton’s office, which triggered a flurry of bedbug articles, and now we’ve learned there was even a bedbug symposium yesterday held in Newark, New Jersey—a conference intended to educate hoteliers and building managers about these pests and how to combat them. Bedbugs can inflict psychological stress, physical discomfort, and thousands of dollars in damage to denizens everywhere.
    Buying and Selling in Bedbug City [NY Times]
    Health Advice from the Frugal Traveler’s Doctor [NY Times]
    Bedbugs at the Penguin Building [NY Observer]
    New Yorkers Prefer Rats to Bedbugs [NY Magazine]

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