As Bed Bug Season Arrives Industry Experts Address NYC Bed Bug Regulations & Discuss Detection Standards

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On May 11, 2011, a group of industry experts will discuss New York City’s new bed bug regulations and the possibility of additional regulation for hotels and office buildings.

As the warm weather arrives, bringing bed bug season with it, a group of industry experts will discuss New York City’s new bed bug regulations and the possibility of additional regulation for hotels and office buildings. The discussion will also address proposed standards and procedures for effective bed bug detection and prevention.

The event will be held on May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Real Estate Board of New York in Manhattan. The discussion will feature Dan Margulies, executive director, Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York; George Shea, a partner in Bed Bug Super Dogs, a canine scent detection company serving the real estate industry; and Louis Sorkin, entomologist. Jonathan Schein of ScheinMedia will moderate the discussion.

Bed bug infestation has become an increasingly problematic issue for property owners and managers, who face a growing set of city regulations on detection, remediation and notification. Recently established New York City regulations require owners of rental residential property to inspect all units surrounding an affected unit and to notify tenants if bed bugs are found. These regulations may be the forerunners of regulations for office buildings, hotels, theaters and other property.

The event will be the first time that proposed industry standards for inspections of commercial and residential space are presented and discussed. The standards are designed to protect owners and managers concerned over inspections and remediation efforts.

The event, which will include a live canine inspection demonstration, will be held in the Mendik Room at the Real Estate Board of New York, 570 Lexington Avenue at 51st Street in Manhattan. Coffee and refreshments served at 8 a.m.; program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. To attend, please email RSVP(at)BedBugSuperDogs(dot)com.

About Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, Inc.

Since 1910, the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, Inc. (ABO) has been working to create a better business environment for the real estate industry in New York City. A powerful force on the legislative front, ABO’s advocacy efforts have time and again garnered important victories on behalf of builders and owners, while protecting them from unreasonable government mandates. An influential membership organization, ABO is an important resource for its members, providing critical information and guidance on all matters impacting the real estate industry, as well as providing an array of programs designed to help owners maximize their profitability.

About Bed Bug Super Dogs

Bed Bug Super Dogs is New York City’s foremost bed bug inspection firm serving owners and managers of commercial, residential and retail property. The company uses highly trained scent dogs and certified handlers, providing detection services to corporate clients and owners of multi-city portfolios who require a program of ongoing inspections to prevent an infestation and resulting reputation damage. Visit, or call 646 599-9986 for more information.

About Louis Sorkin

Louis Sorkin was graduated with an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Connecticut in 1978 and began his arachnological career in the Department of Entomology (now the Division of Invertebrate Zoology) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where he has pursued his interests in spiders and other arachnids, especially parasitic species such as mites and ticks, and for the last 15 years, the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius. Sorkin incorporated his entomology consulting business, Entsult Associates, Inc., in the year 2000. He is a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban and Industrial Entomology, specializing in forensic studies.

About Schein Media

Jonathan Schein is founder of ScheinMedia, a diversified media company that includes ScheinMediaEvents, a producer of exclusive, high-level professional events for executives in the commercial and residential real estate industry;, website, and conference medium focusing on commercial and residential real estate, law, finance, and economic development issues;, which is dedicated to green and sustainable living; New Jersey & Company and, a magazine and website focusing on the Central and Northern New Jersey business and real estate markets;, a daily online news service devoted to news and discussion revolving around green real estate and business issues nationwide;, a website and daily news feed focused on the business of film and entertainment with up-to-the-minute festival news; and, a proprietary news release application for online publishers that provides the immediate publication of their client's news on the publication's websites for a fee.

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