October 26th, 2010
04:35 PM ET

United Nations bugged - with bedbugs

You can now add the United Nations to the list of stores, theaters and landmarks as locations where bedbugs have been detected in New York City.

"Over the weekend, dogs detected bedbugs in conference room chairs. Infected chairs have now been replaced," said a verbal announcement from the the U.N. spokesman's office.

The United Nations has long been known as a hotbed of spying activity, but these bugs appear to be the decidedly low-tech crawly type.

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  1. uneedhelp!

    have they any idea why this NY infestation started and how it is so bad now?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. uneedhelp!

    Where is Jim Brieske when you need him? I KNOW he would have the answers.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Queen

    WOW! The bugs get around just about everywhere nowadays. Now all we have 2 do is contact the pest control! (& ghost busters)

    October 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. shetpa


    October 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kim

    Ghost buster bugs....now this is just my thory these infestation started with clothing manufactor in poor countries low incomes and terrible condition just so american companies can set up shop an pay the lowest labor cost well i guess those bugs decided 2 hitch a ride 2 a better life in the usa. It a bugs life

    October 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chan

    Instead of getting rid of the bed bugs at the UN we should exterminate the leaders at the UN building since all of them are worthless and can not fix a damn thing in the world. The world would be a better place without the UN.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. shetpa

    uneedhelp- are you Jim?

    October 27, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. raleigh mc

    I thought they did away with bed bugs in the 1920's

    October 27, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      Everyone knows the bedbug reinfestations begin to appear after the Ocean 11 series

      October 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raleigh mc

    Bed bugs aren't all that easy to get rid of. Multiple exterminator visits. Expensive.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
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    October 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bedbugchasers

    Heat is the only 100% Safe GREEN method to stop the spread of and kill Bed Bugs.
    As per the US Armed Forces guidelines (dating back to WW1) the whole structure and everything in it needs to be heated to be effective in getting rid of Bed Bugs. A simple steam wand or shot of frozen gas can not get deep into the areas where Bed Bugs live and don’t be fooled by 1 hour heat treatment. Pesticides usually take 3 treatments and would you want your children to sleep where they just sprayed toxic chemicals!
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sammi

    I guess it just goes to show that no one is too good for bedbugs. I agree though that chemicals are not how you should treat bedbugs. Diatomaceous Earth is an all natural, safe product that effectively gets rid of them. I get mine from http://www.gardenharvestsupply.com/ProductCart/pc/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-p39.htm

    November 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Science Experiments for Kids

    Hi mate,
    This was an excellent post for such a difficult topic to talk about.

    I look forward to reading more great posts like this one.


    July 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |