Professional cleaners swarmed multiple floors at the New York Times’ headquarters after employees found evidence of a bedbug infestation.
According to The Hill:
“All affected areas have already been treated,” newspaper spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha told The Hill in a statement Monday.
She also confirmed the veracity of a note sent to newsroom employees about the situation that was published by Slate.
The note to employees said that evidence of bedbugs had been found in a wellness room on the second floor, a couch on the third floor and a booth on the fourth floor.
“These specific areas were then swept by professionals and found to be otherwise clean,” the internal note said, adding that action had also been taken in the specific areas, including the removal of the couch so that it could be treated and cleaned professionally.
More bedbug activity was found in personal lockers.
An editor at the so-called newspaper of record tweeted about the itchy development.
Breaking — There are bedbugs in the NYT newsroom.
— Stuart A. Thompson (@stuartathompson) August 26, 2019