Since last year the UN has been battling a bedbug infestation in its buildings we just learned today. The biggest international organisation iconic building is the latest in a growing number of New York City landmarks to deal with the widespread invasion of the blood-sucking insects.
The tiny creatures were uncovered on most of the floors in one of the complex’s buildings in May 2009, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General’s office said.
Fumigation of the facility seemed to controlled the problem, but earlier this month more of the creepy bugs were found in some pieces of furniture. Further fumigation again was done to contain the problem
Bedbugs have already taken up residence at a number of New York City landmarks, including the Metropolitan Opera House, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the Empire State Building and the latest Carnegie Hall confirmed the presence of the bugs on its premises. Since bedbugs can easily transmit to your clothings it wonders you to ask, how about those taxis, restaurants, buses, airplanes, movie houses, hotels, theaters. Bedbugs can easily transmit to your clothing.
These creepy bedbugs creep out the officials in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration who are concerned about the effect on the city's image and $30 billion tourism industry. Reports, along with bedbug discoveries in movie theatres, hotels and upscale clothing chain stores, are causing some travellers to call off trips planned in the Big Apple.
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