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Feeling itchy

By RT | August 16, 2010

You know how your mom used to say, “Sleep tight; don’t let the bedbugs bite?” Well, mom was giving you bad advice. According to an article in the NY Daily News, bedbugs like when you are still, especially in a movie theater.

It is kind of ironic that in the most expensive city in the U.S., there is an issue that doesn’t discriminate: whatever and whoever you are in NYC, you are ripe for the picking, or nibbling in this case.

“Bedbugs need people to stop moving to get a blood meal.”

Shoppers are still scratching from reports that bedbugs shut down Hollister in SoHo and its sister store Abercrombie & Fitch in the South Street Seaport.

To moviegoers, the mere mention of flesh-hungry insects noshing on audiences was worse than any horror film playing Sunday in Manhattan.

“That’s sick,” said Cassandre Augustine, 18, of Flatbush, Brooklyn, who was headed to see “Get Him To The Greek” in midtown. “It makes me extra germophobic. Now I have to wear long pants all the time.”

None of the varmint experts contacted by the Daily News would dish on which theaters or stores they’ve treated for bedbugs, citing confidentiality agreements.

But they all agreed: New York’s bedbug problem has spread outside apartments into public spaces.

It is enough to drive you buggy, eh?

Topics: , Name That Bug | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Feeling itchy”

  1. JT Says:
    August 16th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Does this mean the next time the Mets come to town, they have to fumigate the stadium ?

  2. proof Says:
    August 16th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    That’s not a bug, that’s a feature!

  3. RT Says:
    August 16th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Their own stink cleans out everything.

    Ha! :)

  4. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 16th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    It’s a Democrat plot, I tell you. The bedbugs are infected with a mind-altering substance that turns brains into guacamole.
    Oh, I forgot. Most of New York’s brains are already guacamole.

  5. RT Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I did read an article yesterday that discussed a bedbug problem at CNN.

  6. Sally Anne Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew! >_<

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    They have illegally immigrated here to do the jobs that the fleas won’t do at the Flea Circus.

  8. RogerDee Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    So, THAT’S what happened to Eli Manning. Don’t let the Jetbugs bite!!!

  9. RogerDee Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Oh’ you said BEDBUGS…. Never mind…..

  10. RT Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Sally Anne
    The word “itchy” just makes me, well, itch.

    Jon Brooks
    Yeah, but the fleas are all educated and have no labor skills. Someone’s got to fill the spot.

    He certainly got his bell rung, eh? I hate the Giants.

  11. Robbie Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for another reason for me to hate NYC. I think I’m up to 492 reasons to stay away from NY :)