BUGS SEND TWO COPS, HOMEOWNER TO HOSPITAL
By C.J. Sullivan and Tim Perone
A massive swarm of creepy bugs infesting a Queens house sent two cops and the homeowner to the hospital [Monday], authorities said.
The swarm - described as ticks or fleas - was so pervasive that cops who responded to an emergency call from the 113th Road home of Ronald Mitchell found themselves "up to their knees in bugs," a source told The Post.
Around 10 a.m. a Con Ed field rep went to Mitchell's house to read the meter and emerged minutes later, covered in the nasty black critters.
The worker came "running out of the house, yelling, 'Get 'em off me!' " said neighbor Dianna Duncan.
Cops who went into the home also bolted out covered from their "necks to their feet" with the insects, said Duncan, who hosed them down.
Mitchell, 66, and the two cops were taken to Jamaica Hospital.