Sorry, spray painting "Bed Bugs" across your infested mattress isn't going to cut it anymore. In a futile flanking maneuver in the bloody Bedbug War of 2008-???, the Department of Sanitation is requiring anyone throwing out box springs or mattresses to fully seal them in plastic bags before putting them on the street. Starting on December 3rd, not covering your mattress will result in a $100 fine. Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty says it's mainly to protect workers from the bugs, but also to stop the spread of bedbugs around the city. As if that'll stop them—they're already feasting on our political leaders. Which, actually, is cool with us.
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