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Posted on May 3, 2012 with 2 Comments
There are over 2,400 workers and visitors in the Nassau County Civil Services building five days a week, and reportedly they are being subjected to bed bugs and mice. Some believe that the building should be closed until the pest issues are contained.
CBS in New York reports that exterminators have been called into the Nassau County Social Services building and bed bed bug and mice problem is being called unacceptable.
“Many have been bitten, we have had members leave there with their arms inflamed because they have been bitten by bedbugs,” Laricchiuta told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall. “And there are mouse droppings all over the place. It’s starting to look like the Bronx Zoo.”
WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported that a county spokesperson said that exterminators have been brought in, and that if bedbug problems have happened in the finest hotels, then the Social Services building is not immune. The spokesperson also said that the county has provided all staff members with bedbug training.
But Laricchiuta is far from at ease. “Imagine going to work and not knowing if there are bedbugs jumping across your desk, or in your coffee or on your clothes,” Laricchiuta said. “The bottom line is that I have 1,000 members that work in there, and they shouldn’t have to sit there all day and work, not knowing if a bedbug is jumping in their pocketbook or down their neck.”
Something to think about – would you go to work if you new your office had bed bugs and mice?
(For the record, a note from our office on the above quote that we have posted from reporter by Sophia Hall — bed bugs don’t jump).