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TikTok user claims she was bitten by bedbugs at AMC Theatre in Times Square – New York Post

A TikTok user who shared a viral video showing her leg covered in red welts blamed the bedbugs for the bites after she went to a movie at the AMC Theatres location in Times Square.

In the video posted Saturday, TikTok user @xoxodanixoxo covers her mouth with her hand before panning to a shot of the red blemishes on her leg. The user, who goes by Dani on the platform, circled several of the alleged bedbug bites in black ink.

Yall do NOT sit in the amc at times square. Someone burn that godforsaken place down, TikTok user @xoxodanixoxo said in the video.

This isnt very life laugh love of you #amctheaters #amc #bedbugs, Dani added in a caption.

Dani added another comment to the post for context, noting that she had attended the AMC Times Square location for a work thing, not by choice and reiterated that bedbugs were responsible for the bites.

Dani wasnt the only individual alleging an outbreak has occurred at the AMC Times Square location. Another TikTok user named @ufw.treneice shared a similar post last Friday stating that her friend got bit by bed bugs during a trip to the location.

AMC quickly denied there is an infestation at the AMC Empire 25 near Times Square.

Any time we receive a guest report about this topic at this location, the seat in question and several surrounding seats are disassembled to inspect for any sign of evidence, a company spokesperson said Tuesday.

If evidence is found, the affected area is closed and treated as soon as possible. In some cases, including as recently as last week, the third-party expert uses a canine inspection to ensure that all previously identified activity has been eliminated. Following inspection and treatment, a canine inspection at AMC Empire 25 late last week revealed no evidence of bed bug activity.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Danis TikTok post has been viewed nearly 800,000 times, liked nearly 40,000 times and generated nearly 700 comments.

I thought everyone knew this, one user named Jay wrote.

First mistake was going to 42nd St, the official TikTok account for CUNY quipped.

Video before this was another AMC bed bug feature, another user named Ashley said. [At this point] Im convinced the $3 ticket special is part of a sacrificial ritual.

The AMC theater at West 42nd street has been dogged by claims of bedbug bites and outbreaks for many years.

In 2017, outlets Gothamist and Insider published reports on a social media post that showed an insect strongly resembling the pest on the floor during a screening of Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us. At the time, an AMC representative said it found no sign of any bedbug activity.

In 2015, Page Six reported that a planned premiere event for the film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was forced to relocate from the AMC Empire Times Square venue due to a bedbug outbreak.

In conjunction with a third-party expert pest control service, AMC has in place a comprehensive, proactive monitoring and response plan for that specific location. This plan includes regular proactive inspections of every seat in the building at AMC Empire 25 by a third-party bedbug expert, the company rep said.

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Slog PM: The Seattle Times Backs Sarah Perry, Bed-Bug Submarine Hits Object but Who Knows Why, and Where Is That Record Shop Opening? -…

"Ahoy, mateys!" said the bed bugs. Courtesy the motherfucking Navy

Well! The Seattle Times Editorial Board and the Stranger Election Control Board agree. Vote Sarah Perry for King County Council.

FYI: The Stranger Election Control Board's general election endorsements come out next Wednesday, the same day ballots get mailed out.

Yesterday in Slog PM, Charles overviewed the racist mailer from Councilmember Kathy Lambert that targeted her colleague Councilmember Girmay Zahilay: Lambert seems to have stuck to her indignation. She told KING 5 it was "preposterous" that her actions were racist, saying, "I do a lot of work in Africa so if I had something against him because of his color I wouldn't be doing the work I do in Africa. She's had plenty of time to learn from her mistakes.

Gay City has a new home: They hope to move into the Pine Bellevue office building at 400 E Pine by the end of the year, reports Capitol Hill Seattle blog.

Sub flub: A Bremerton-based submarine called the USS Connecticut, described as "one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced and secretive submarines," hit an "object" while submerged in the South China Sea on October 2, the Navy announced today. 11 sailors were injured, although none of the injuries are life-threatening. Here's the Navy:

The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition. USS Connecticuts nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational. The extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed. The U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated.

Maybe we can blame... bed bugs? The USS Connecticut has a history of nasty bed bugs. This is from March of this year:

It got so bad that some crew members took to sleeping in chairs or on the floor of the crews mess to escape the elusive bloodsuckers during their deployment, said one petty officer.

People were getting eaten alive in their racks, said the petty officer, who alleges that the infestation spread to several enlisted berthing spaces and at least one officer state room.


If someones sleep deprived because theyre in the rack getting eaten alive by bedbugs, he could fall asleep at (the controls) and run us into an underwater mountain, the petty officer said.

Just saying.

A new Senate Judiciary Committee report details the extraordinary lengths Trump went to in his attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, pushing GOP leaders across the country to declare massive voter fraud, and using intimidation tactics against the Justice Department to the point where there were almost mass resignations. Please, no Trump 2024.

Meanwhile Trump and his lawyers are advising his former aidesincluding Mark Meadows, Kash Patel, Dan Scavino, and Stephen Bannonto ignore subpoenas to appear before Congress and answer questions about the former president's involvement with the January 6 domestic terrorist attack on the capitol. (Good! We'd love to see all these guys in jail.)

Pfizer pharmaceutical is asking the FDA for emergency approval of their COVID vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, and an FDA advisory committee has agreed to consider it at a meeting later this month.

Good luck trying to go to the San Juans: Crew shortages are leading to lots of cancellations.

Today in "things we don't talk about enough": "Artist puts coffin on Trump's Hollywood star to highlight preventable COVID-19 deaths."

People are eating up the news that William Shatner is headed to space, thanks to Jeff Bezos's Kent-headquartered Blue Origin: "Bezos reaches for a star," reads one New York Times headline out today, featuring snazzy lines, like: "The billionaire space race is happening, whether we choose to pay attention or not. Of course, the billionaires would prefer that we did."

We're no Musk fanboys, but we've been thinking about this exchange all week:

What do you call the neighborhood around the Seattle Center: Lower Queen Anne? Uptown? West Seattle Center? The question came up today because we mentioned there's a new record shop opening up in Queen Anne, and someone on Reddit complained we should've said Uptown.

The City calls it Uptown: Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis proposed a resolution earlier this year to officially call that area Uptown. It passed 8-0 (Strauss didn't vote), and Google followed suit by updating its map. But culturally... the name doesn't seem to stick.

Nathalie Graham texted Councilmember Lewis about his resolution back in April: Here's what he said.

What do you say to people who think the change is dumb?

Lewis: "Uptown is in the process of forging its own unique identity separate from Queen Anne. They asked me to put forward a resolution affirming the Uptown name for the neighborhood. People are free to call it what they want, but its clear Uptowners want that to be the official name."

We're sticking with Lower Queen Anne: But we're open-minded about Uptown. That said, we don't have skin in this game; most of us live on Capitol Hill

Wait, wait, one last thing: Is Shaq in Uptown?

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These are the NYC hotels with the worst bed bug complaints – New York Post

This news really bites for out-of-towners dreaming of a New York City visit.

Some 188 local hotels, including 108 located within a one-mile radius of Times Square, have allegedly hosted some very unwanted guests in recent years: bed bugs.

Thats according to a skin-crawling new study from Pest Strategies, an online resource for pest removal tips and services.

To bring to light a report that really highlights hotels as the main transmission vector is important, said 30-year-old Shane Dutka, an operations manager at the Raleigh, NC-based portal, who helped compile the report. I think this is totally underreported. I think there are many, many bed bug cases that never reach [the news].

The studys biggest offender is the Queens County Inn and Suites in Long Island City, which has had 36-bed bug complaints since 2010 seven of them between January 2018 and February 2020.

The hotel, which didnt return a message seeking comment, received its most recent infestation complaint in January.

[Both our] beds were infested with bed bugs, claims an anonymous comment posted on The Bedbug Registry, a public database that tracks sightings of the creepy crawlers across the US and Canada. [My friend] was itching after breakfast and saw them crawling on the sheet when I turned over my cover they were so many as I turned over the cover they were everywhere on the walls ceiling etc and we were bitten all over.

Pest Strategies compiled bed bug reviews for 758 city properties from The Bedbug Registry, Bed Bug Reports and Tripadvisor. To determine the 10 most infested, the group compared each hotels all-time bed-bug complaint count against the number of bug-related reviews received between 2019 and 2021. Complaints including libel or inaccurate descriptions with no photo evidence didnt make the cut.

We do review these reviews and we make sure that we use our best judgment, Dutka. We tried our best to keep things as true and narrow as possible.

Midtowns Wellington Hotel, now closed until January 2022 due to a flood-related elevator replacement, ranked No. 2. It has 20 all-time bed bug complaints, the most recent of which came via Tripadvisor in November 2020, one month before the hotel temporarily shut.

The staff didnt want to come in and check when I called them in to show the bedbug, wrote the commenter. The manager wanted me to be out so she can send inspection. She claimed they couldnt find any but it was [a] total coverup.

Henry Demera, 46, the Wellingtons security director his department first responds to bed bug complaints to gather information told The Post the hotel gets daily extermination treatments.

In the rare instance that it is positive, we fumigate the room, he said. We have gone as far as to basically demo a room the hotel takes it very seriously.

No. 3 is The Bowery House in Nolita, which has had eight complaints since 2018 and didnt return messages seeking comment. Nor did the art deco Hotel Edison, which is steps from Times Square and came in at No. 5. Its most recent complaint came in December 2019, when a visitor from the United Kingdom alleged you could see the blood where they had bitten on the sheets.

They had mattress covers on [the beds], said 44-year-old Edison guest Donna Larrick. Visiting from Milwaukee, Wis., she was one of dozens of guests entering and leaving the busy hotel on a recent Wednesday. I always check.

Hotel visitors tend to bring in the critters on luggage or clothing and, as more people visit the Big Apple this year, complaints could worsen.

New York, because of a dense population and the amount of travel, its just so common to see [bed bugs]. Im sure itll only continue as we get out of COVID, said Dutka.

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Growth in Demand from Consumers to Heighten Sales of Uk And Germany Bed Bug Control Services Market The Courier – The Courier

Persistence Market Research delivers key insights on theU.K. and Germany bed bugs control services marketin its upcoming outlook titled, U.K. and Germany Market Study on Bed Bug Control Services: Chemical Control Service Type Segment Expected to Gain Significant Market Share by 2026. By value, the U.K bed bugs control services market is likely to witness a CAGR of 4.7% between 2016 and 2026, reaching a market valuation of US$ 12.7 Mn by 2026 end. The Germany bed bugs control services market is projected to be valued at US$ 16.4 Mn by the end of 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period.

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U.K and Germany bed bugs control services market dynamics

In developed as well as developing countries, end users, especially in residential and commercial sectors, are increasingly becoming health conscious and sensitive about maintaining good health and hygiene. This in turn is leading to increasing adoption of pest control services across these sectors. If challenges are concerned, rising concerns over toxicity levels in pesticides and health issues related to use of toxic pesticides for pest control is hampering the growth of bed bugs control services to a certain extent. For instance, to limit the levels of chemical toxicity and to restrict the use of such pesticides which are assumed as highly toxic, the government is implementing strict regulations to reduce the ill effects of such pesticides on the environment and on public health. Apart from it, extended treatment for infestations in the commercial and residential sectors and limited number of pesticide products available for controlling bed bugs in particular are the major challenges faced by bed bugs control services providers in Germany and the U.K. In addition, the EU ban on the use of chlorpyrifos, which is one of the prominent bed bugs pesticides, limits the use of effective pesticides products against bed bugs. There are some specific trends that have been observed while covering this report. For instance, various hotels in the U.K. and Germany initiated proactive management measures for controlling bed bugs, which include monitoring and staff training. In addition, hotels are adopting bed bugs control services as a preventive and active measure in order to ensure customer satisfaction.

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The chemical control service bed bugs control service type segment is estimated to contribute majority in terms of revenue to the U.K. and Germany bed bugs control services market, followed by the other control service and thermal heat treatment segments by 2016 end. The chemical control service type segment is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment in the overall market during the forecast period (20162026), registering a CAGR of more than 5% in the U.K. and close to 6% in Germany in terms of revenue.

The commercial segment is likely to be the highest contributor to the overall U.K. and Germany bed bugs control services market in terms of value, followed by the residential end user segment. The Germany bed bugs control services market is estimated to register high growth rates between 2016 and 2026 in comparison to the U.K.

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Key players operating in the U.K. and Germany bed bugs control services market include Killgerm Ltd., Rentokil Initial Plc., Rollins, Inc., Inc. (Terminix), Massey Services Inc., Service Master Global Holdings, Pelsis Ltd., and Ecolab, Inc.

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Welcome to Jefferson County, New York – Bed Bug Information


Beg bug infestations are a growing problem nationwide, particularly in cities. Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on blood,preferentially that of humans. They typically obtain a blood meal when their host is asleep. To date, no instances of transmission of infectious diseases via bed bugs have been documented in either public experience or in research studies. If left untreated or improperly treated, bed bug populations rapidly increase and infestations can quickly spread to other areas. The Jefferson County Public Health Service and its many partner agencies are appropriately concerned and interested in pursuing effective ways to decrease distress related to bed bug infestations. The reputable resources on this web-page can assist landlords, property managers, tenants, and the general public with strategies to appropriately mitigate bed bug infestations.

Initial information is provided directly from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) web-page. This is followed by links specific to resources closer to home here in the North Country and New York State.

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of Lincolns head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood meal.

Bed bugs are found across the globe from North and South America, to Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the presence of bed bugs has traditionally been seen as a problem in developing countries, it has recently been spreading rapidly in parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe. Bed bugs have been found in five-star hotels and resorts and their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of the living conditions where they are found.

Bed bug infestations usually occur around or near the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, inside cracks or crevices, behind wallpaper, or any other clutter or objects around a bed. Bed bugs have been shown to be able to travel over 100 feet in a night but tend to live within 8 feet of where people sleep.

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the bite, to a small bite mark, to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, these bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop in some people so it is important to look for other clues when determining if bed bugs have infested an area. These signs include:

It is hard to tell if youve been bitten by a bed bug unless you find bed bugs or signs of infestation. When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from realizing they are being bitten. Most people do not realize they have been bitten until bite marks appear anywhere from one to several days after the initial bite. The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. The bite marks may be random or appear in a straight line. Other symptoms of bed bug bites include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from profuse scratching of the bites.

Because bed bug bites affect everyone differently, some people may have no reaction and will not develop bite marks or any other visible signs of being bitten. Other people may be allergic to the bed bugs and can react adversely to the bites. These allergic symptoms can include enlarged bite marks, painful swellings at the bite site, and, on rare occasions, anaphylaxis.

Bed bugs are experts at hiding. Their slim flat bodies allow them to fit into the smallest of spaces and stay there for long periods of time, even without a blood meal. Bed bugs are usually transported from place to place as people travel. The bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and anywhere else where they can hide. Most people do not realize they are transporting stow-away bed bugs as they travel from location to location, infecting areas as they travel.

Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs when visiting an infected area. However, anyone who travels frequently and shares living and sleeping quarters where other people have previously slept has a higher risk of being bitten and or spreading a bed bug infestation.

Bed bug bites usually do not pose a serious medical threat. The best way to treat a bite is to avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. Bed bug infestations are commonly treated by professional insecticide spraying. If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact your landlord or professional pest control company that is experienced with treating bed bugs. The best way to prevent bed bugs is regular inspection for the signs of an infestation.

This information is not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider. If you have any questions about the parasites described above or think that you may have a parasitic infection, consult a health care provider.

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Telephone (315) 785-2513 Fax (315) 785-2422



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