The government’s motto should be, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
It was just discovered that New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, an agency that prides itself on preventing bed bug infestations, is completely infested with bed bugs itself.
The hypocrisy is laughable.
The building that the agency occupies is valued at $316 million — so how could the facility possibly have bed bugs?
Breitbart News reports, “The fancy piece of property known as 2 Gotham Center — which houses the Health Department’s 4,000 employees — has a bed bug problem that the department is trying to downplay. At least five floors of the 21-story building is said to be crawling with the pests. What’s even more shocking, this is the second time in less than a year that a bed bug was found in the 3-year-old building.”
Only a mere day ago, New York City was ranked number one in bed bug infestations. Rick Moskovitz, the owner of A-Plus Pest Control in Chicago, said, “It’s an issue of just saying, ‘Ok, let’s figure it out. Let’s admit and how are we going to solve it.'”
Moskovitz seems to think that cities across the county are not doing an adequate job addressing (or even admitting) the bed bug problem. He said, “You’re really going to be a hero if you’re honest. Say we know there is a problem, now let’s figure it out. ”
The problem has gotten so bad in New York City, that many upper-scale locations have reported bed bugs. This includes the New York Public Library, the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria, and the United Nations building.
Moskovitz said it is important to check every hotel bed for bed bugs, no matter how up-scale the facility is.
The Health Department acknowledged the bed bugs that were found, but has been very quiet about it. Perhaps the government agency should take Moskovitz’s advice and face the problem head-on instead of downplaying it.
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