Bed Bugs Take Out New York Trains
Three trains on the New York City N line have been taken out of service this week due to bedbugs. Discovered in the seat cushions of the cabs, which are used primarily by conductors and motormen, the bugs are currently being questioned by officials for fare evasion. For the rest of the passengers, they have been forced to find other means of travel, and have all been diagnosed with a case of the heebie-jeebies since Tuesday’s announcement.
In all seriousness, the situation adds concern to the mounting hysteria around New York’s bedbug situation, and pest control NYC. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Adam Lisberg is quoted in the New York Daily news saying “When we found them, we exterminated them.” Comforting to hear the powers that be are doing something about it, but what can the good people of New York City do to keep themselves and their families safe?
First of all, you should know that bedbugs are relatively harmless, as far as pests go. That said, if they get into your home, getting rid of them can be difficult. And they are a nuisance. Bedbugs are small bugs, visible to the naked eye, but definitely at the squinty-eyed end of the visible spectrum. Adults who have fed tend to be more visible as they fill up with blood and become red in color.
The way most people discover they have bedbugs is by finding little red bite-marks on their body. Bedbugs are very stealthy, and can take their requisite blood-meal without disturbing you, usually while you are sleeping. While most people show little reddish dots on their skin from bites, people react in different ways. Some have no reaction at all. Others can swell considerably. In any case, the bites are harmless. Bedbugs have not been reported to carry disease.
The other way you can find them is to search your mattresses and furniture cushions. They like warmth, and will huddle together in corners, under places where furniture piping and seams create hiding places.
The third place you may find bedbugs or evidence of this pest is around baseboards. As with your mattress or furniture, you may find actual bugs, but you may also find brown spots, droppings, or even eggs. You may even find dead bugs in any of the places listed so far. All of these count as bedbug sightings.
So what can you do if you find they’ve invaded your home? First things first, don’t take these pest on yourself. While early detection is key, attempting to use pest control methods yourself could be harmful. Plus you may find the problem gets worse despite your efforts. Even for a seasoned exterminator it will need more than one sweep to rid your home of these little buggers. They didn’t make it through near-extermination twenty years ago, cross the ocean, and hike home with you on the N line just to be swept aside. Call a professional.
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