Bed bugs are as popular as designer handbags in New York City, but definitely not as fabulous!
The Urban Outfitters store on Sixth Avenue in NYC is infested with bed bugs, but the retailer has yet to confirm the nasty problem and isn't taking the necessary steps to resolve the mess.
According to a source
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Looks like bed bugs won't be joining frats any time soon!
So, um, bed bugs are absolutely disgusting. They survive mainly on human blood, and are EVERYWHERE.
If you've been slammin' back the Mississippi Dunce Caps, though, you might be in the clear!
New research says bed bugs do not like booze
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So bed bugs disappeared for a long time, but in recent years they've come back in force — this time resisting insecticides.
Well, some researchers decided to study the hell out of them, and found very little genetic differences between the bugs during a given infestation — meaning that the problem probably started with just one or two bugs… and they inbreeded with each other to cause the war!
"We find that bedbug infestations basically start from a very small number of individuals. A single mated female bedbug starts the infestation. She gives rise to offspring and those offspring mate with each other and with their mother. This is different from many animals. In humans, it is taboo."
It's taboo because with many animals AND humans, it's both weird and gross, but also can create physical deformities.
Unfortunately, this might not lead to a better insecticide, but the more we understand, the better our chances.
We need a shower.
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Have you ever wanted to shout from the rooftops that you're free of bed bugs?
Now you can, thanks to New York pest control company M&M Environmental.
M&M says the t-shirt line "was born out of the realization of just how difficult the introduction of bed bugs has been to our 'social landscape' (i.e. DATING)".
There are six shirts total, or as they say almost one for every day of the week, with each featuring a funny little saying like "Date Me I'm Bed Bug Free" or "Bed Bug Free Forever".
How could a guy or girl say no when you're wearing that?
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Bedbugs are taking over New York!
A Juicy Couture store was just forced to close due to a bed bug infestation, but the store is trying to get rid of them so they can reopen.
“The hope is to be open before the end of the week,” said a Juicy Couture spokesman.
Yikes! Be careful, New Yorkers! Bed bugs can hide almost anywhere!
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And it's keeping the tourists away!
The holiday season is vastly approaching and that's a big time of year for Manhattan. People come from around the world to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and skate in Central Park.
However, this year might not bring so many happy travelers as the threat of bed bugs has caused many to reconsider their plans. Many folks are afraid of the widespread epidemic throughout the city and have canceled hotel reservations and concert tickets just to avoid being bitten.
Sources have confirmed that the city's tourism agency, NYC & Company, has only had "nominal" cancellations thus far, but the agency is still taking the situation "very seriously."
Mayor Bloomberg added: "Hopefully, these things come and go, and this will go quickly."
You better hope so!
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Gross! Just what that Howard Stern's office needs!
The studio where Howard produces his Sirius Xm Radio show had to be evacuated and fumigated over the weekend after it was confirmed that it was infested with bedbugs. Howard even managed to take the little buggers with him into his limo, which were picked up by specially-trained sniffer dogs. Good pups!
However, this morning it was confirmed by Stern that his office was "100 per cent bedbug-free" and that he's back to work as usual. He did make mention, however, that he was anxious to get out of the space regardless.
Just to clarify, Howard, are you talking about the building or Sirius radio? Just curious.
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