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Bedbug Registry founder says epidemic may worsen across U.S.

October 06, 2010 01:30PM

While bedbugs have nabbed national headlines in recent months, Maciej Ceglowski, the founder of the Bedbug Registry, has been tracking them since 2006, according to the Village Voice. Ceglowski said he started the site, where users can record bedbug sightings from across the U.S. and Canada, after an unfortunate encounter with a bedbug in a San Francisco hotel. The purpose, he said, was to provide a central online location to track bedbugs. And, four years, later, Ceglowski said he fears the worst may be to come. “It seems that there a few stages places go through,” Ceglowski said. “New York is kind of ahead of everyone else. People are very aware of what’s going on with their neighbors, and nobody’s that surprised to hear about bedbugs.” [Village Voice]