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?