From the Daily News:
New York's bedbug infestation is getting worse, with almost 10,000 complaints to the city last year - one-third higher than the year before.
"There are lots and lots of people who are having a devastating experience with bedbugs," said Renee Corea, who helped start the coalition New York vs. Bed Bugs after being bitten. "We are already regarded as the most highly infested city in the United States."
New Yorkers called 311 with 9,213 bedbug complaints in the last fiscal year, up 33.7% from the year before, according to records that Corea's group obtained through a Freedom of Information request.
That probably understates the problem, Corea said, because uncounted numbers of New Yorkers call exterminators instead of phoning 311.