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Bedbug Panic Goes Upscale

After bedbug infestations closed Manhattan outposts for Hollister, Abercrombie, and Victoria's Secret, Fifth Avenue's fancy-schmancy Bergdorf Goodman isn't taking any chances.
The Fifth Ave. shopping mecca is the first high-end retailer to acknowledge it's worried about the city's bedbug infestation - and has even hired an insect-sniffing beagle to root any out. Swanky Bergdorf Goodman staffers, though, openly say they hope to catch the critters before an outbreak ever occurs. "We haven't had any reported cases of bedbugs, but it seems to be something everybody is concerned about," said Ginger Reeder, vice president of corporate communications for Bergdorf Goodman. "The anxiety level is clearly high in New York. It seemed important to go the extra mile." The pooch has been on regular patrols around the men's and women's departments for several weeks.
Last month several Times Square movie theaters quietly canceled morning shows for massive fumigation efforts.

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