New York Bed Bugs Get Serious

Recommendations for the Management of Bed Bugs in Manhattan

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The NYC Bedbug Advisory Board recommends sealing box springs in appropriate zippered encasements to help prevent bed bugs harboring inside. Box springs are commonly affected in bed bug infestations, yet difficult to inspect. –New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board – Report to the Mayor and City Council – April 2010

Properly tested bedding encasements can help seal bed bugs in and prevent escape or entry of more bed bugs!

And as if reported bed bug infestations in prominent locations like Hollister, Victoria Secret, and even the Time Warner Building were not enough, bed bugs may be coming to you too! See full disclosure by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development below.

Appendix A – Statistics and Graphs

HPD Bed Bug Complaints and Violations – 2004-2009


-2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,000FY 2004FY 2005FY 2006FY 2007FY 2008FY 2009ComplaintsViolations Data source: NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

HPD Bed Bug Complaints in the 5 Boroughs – FY 2004-2009FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 Percent IncreaseFY08-FY09

Manhattan 103 425 1,107 1,729 2,107 2,553 21.2%
Bronx 73 187 570 1,117 1,682 2,230 32.6%
Brooklyn 169 659 1,642 2,382 3,401 4,042 18.8%
Queens 190 560 1,278 1,602 1,927 2,029 5.3%
Staten Island 2 8 41 59 96 131 36.5%
TOTAL 537 1,839 4,638 6,889 9,213 10,985 19.2%
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