Bedbugs invade file cabinets at SSA offices

Thursday - 8/26/2010, 2:32pm EDT

If you're not convinced of the value of going paperless, consider this: New York City has a major bedbug infestation, and the pests have spread to the Social Security Administration's regional offices in Queens, N.Y. Federal Computer Week writes that the SSA posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site on Aug. 19 that it wants to identify vendors selling a "Bed Bug Heat-Treatment Oven." The ovens can be used to kill bugs found in small- to medium-sized items. The biting insects first invaded the SSA's offices in Queens in December 2009, when the SSA published a notice saying the bugs had infested seven large file cabinets covering five floors of the Jamaica, Queens, building.

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