Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Bedbug Lectures

Another type of environmental concern--how can we prevent or eradicate bedbugs in the least toxic way? The answer is diatomaceous earth, food grade, not the kind you use in swimming pools. It can be sprinkled on mattresses (underneath sheets), on sofas or chairs (underneath the cushions) and around edges of rooms. Googling will give you more information as well as vendors.

However, for those who want still more information, there are two upcoming lectures:

Plague! Bed Bugs: Myths and Realities
Tuesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM

Museum of the City of NY
Bed bugs, it seems, are all over New York City. In your mattress, your couch, that futon in the free pile at the end of your block. What is worse, they may have overrun your newspapers and even your TV screen. What's hype and what's reality? How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the city doing to stop them, and what can you do before they take over your apartment?
  • Entomologist Louis Sorkin of the New York Entomological Society

  • Renee Corea, former Director of New York vs Bed Bugs

  • David Cain, Managing Director of Bed Bugs Ltd

  • Yasmine Hecker, CEO of Prep 4 Bed Bugs
Discuss of how the recent plague of bed bugs is affecting city life and culture. Co-sponsored by the New York Entomological Society.

Reservations required. Call 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org
$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

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Community Bed Bug Forum:
How to Prevent and Combat Bed Bugs in Your Home

Tues. Jan. 18, 6pm
Health Professions High School auditorium

345 East 15 St., (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.)

sponsored by
Community Boards 2, 3, 5 and 6
and the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
with Councilmember Rosie Mendez

For more information please contact
Jessica Nepomiachi at jnepomiachi@council.nyc.gov
or at (212) 677-1077

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