As employees head off to work each day, millions take trains and subways into metropolitan areas such as Chicago or New York City. But commuters should take caution: Bedbug infestations have recently been reported in both cities, including train and workplace sightings.
In addition to the infestations of the N train and the 5 train in New York City, an additional claim was made this week of a bedbug sighting on the 7 train according to Business Insider. In Chicago, a video posted to Facebook and YouTube also shows a claim of bedbugs on a seat of a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line train as reported by NBC Chicago.
If you see a bedbug on public transportation, transit authorities urge you to report it with as much information as possible, including:
- Car number
- Approximate time of day of the sighting
- Run number
You can report bedbug sightings to the customer service department of your city’s transit authority.
If you’re unsure of how to identify a bedbug, download Protect-A-Bed’s Bed Bugs 101 mobile application for tips on recognizing, locating and preventing bedbugs.