The severity of bed bug infestations have sprouted to a maximum. It seems that, one by one, clothing stores have to shut down due to a bed bug problem. Bloomingdales, located on Manhattans east 59th street, was New York’s latest top leading store to close temporarily because of a bed bug. Yes, a single bed bug. The store took this measure because where one bed bug is found, many others can arise. Bed bugs commute by traveling on people’s clothes and bags and that once they are inside of a store or a home, they feed and multiply.
Other retail stores that were affected by bed bugs were Hollister, Niketown, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret. Evidently, this bed bug resurgence is not easily controlled. It has become such a serious issue that the City Council has created an Advisory Board to discuss how this problem should be dealt with. Ironically, even members of the health department have been hit with the bed bug epidemic.
Although no universal remedy has been found for this widespread plague, there are precautions that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from affecting your bed, your children at college, your children and your suitcases and clothing when traveling.