Bedbug Scare at KPMG’s New York Office?

Summer of 2010 had its share of gripping stories: Islamic community centers, “pink-faced halfwits” whipping the masses into a frenzy, Lindsey Lohan.

All of these stories grabbed ahold of American’s two-second attention span far longer than you would expect. But the thing that really transfixed the nation was a tiny insect that was, as one time, merely a fun game for kids to play so their parents could smoke grass in the basement. BEDBUGS.


With all the bedbug hysteria that’s been going on, we’re surprised that we haven’t ANY news about accounting firms having their offices invaded with bedbugs. Finally, we’ve gotten word of what probably amounts to just a scare at KPMG in New York.

We were tipped off this morning to the news that there was a “bed bug issue” over the weekend at one of the KPMG’s offices in New York. We asked around and discovered that the “issue” was at the 345 Park location and that “only one bedbug” was found. Everything that has happened since then have been “precautionary measures.” This no doubt involved scores of people crawling around with magnifying glasses until the bedbug dogs could be called in.

A message and voicemail left with KPMG spokesman Dan Ginsburg had not been returned at the time of posting.

Of course, the real concern is that if there’s one bedbug, there are likely more. And in New York, there have been no shortage of bedbug cases including at the nearby MetLife Building. So far nothing we’ve heard indicates that it’s a full-blown infestation over at 345 Park but do get in touch if you hear more.

Summer of 2010 had its share of gripping stories: Islamic community centers, “pink-faced halfwits” whipping the masses into a frenzy, Lindsey Lohan.

All of these stories grabbed ahold of American’s two-second attention span far longer than you would expect. But the thing that really transfixed the nation was a tiny insect that was, as one time, merely a fun game for kids to play so their parents could smoke grass in the basement. BEDBUGS.


With all the bedbug hysteria that’s been going on, we’re surprised that we haven’t ANY news about accounting firms having their offices invaded with bedbugs. Finally, we’ve gotten word of what probably amounts to just a scare at KPMG in New York.

We were tipped off this morning to the news that there was a “bed bug issue” over the weekend at one of the KPMG’s offices in New York. We asked around and discovered that the “issue” was at the 345 Park location and that “only one bedbug” was found. Everything that has happened since then have been “precautionary measures.” This no doubt involved scores of people crawling around with magnifying glasses until the bedbug dogs could be called in.

A message and voicemail left with KPMG spokesman Dan Ginsburg had not been returned at the time of posting.

Of course, the real concern is that if there’s one bedbug, there are likely more. And in New York, there have been no shortage of bedbug cases including at the nearby MetLife Building. So far nothing we’ve heard indicates that it’s a full-blown infestation over at 345 Park but do get in touch if you hear more.

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