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New York City Rolls Out New Website To Fight Bed Bugs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The city doesn't want the bed bugs to bite.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled a new website filled with information on how to battle the parasitic pests. Click here to visit the site.

The site is filled with practical information about the vermin, said Quinn.

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"What bed bugs look like at every stage in their life cycle. Where to find them. How to kind of smoke them out," Quinn added.

Quinn launched the site in cooperation with Council Member Gale Brewer and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

"If you're a bed bug in the city of New York, today could be your last day. We are biting back," Quinn said.

Christine Quinn talks about some of the features of the new site


Some of the practical tips found on the site include:

- If you suspect you been around the pests, immediately wash and dry your clothes on hot settings. If you can't do that, seal the clothes in plastic bags until you can.

- Use a putty knife or old Metrocard to swipe along cracks and crevices to force bedbugs out. You can also use a hot hair dryer on low setting.

- Crush bed bugs with a paper towel and dispose of them outside of your building.

Is the city doing enough to combat bed bugs? Have you been infested by the pests? Sound off in our comments section.

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