Last month bed bugs were discovered in one of the offices located at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York. Once the bed bugs were found, staff received a message informing them of the bed bug situation. This isn’t the first time that bed bugs have been discovered in the offices of the U.N. The last time was as recently as 2010.
The message sent out to staff regarding this recent discovery read as follows:
“The Department of Management wishes to inform staff that bedbugs have been detected in an isolated area (two cubicles on the northern end of the 34th floor) of the Secretariat building. The Office of Central Support Services responded promptly, and the area is being treated by professional exterminators.”
According to Farhad Haq, the U.N. spokesman who shared this message with The Huffington Post, said the situation is under control. Adding “The situation was an isolated and minor incursion of bed bugs into two office cubicles, which were in use by one person.”
As a precaution, a professional exterminator was called in to perform bed bug extermination and six staff members working near the affected area were temporarily relocated to other office space.
When asked if the distinguished ambassadors in the U.N. brought the unwelcome guests back to their residences Haq replied, “As for whether bedbugs have infested any staff homes, we have received no such reports by any staff members.”
Source: Huffington Post