The City accepts reports of bed bugs in private residences, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property, hotels, single room occupancy buildings, day care centers, New York City public schools, CUNY colleges, and subways. To report bed bugs in a private house or apartment, you must be a tenant in the building.
The City provides information about:
- Preventing and safely eliminating bed bug infestations
- Bed bug health risk information
- Regulations for managing and preventing bed bugs in New York City
- Best practices for pest control professionals
Private homeowners should hire a pest control professional licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to evaluate what type of pest is present and to exterminate if required. Licensed exterminators should always provide proof of their license upon request.