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More bedbugs found on N line

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The bedbug problem on the subways appears to be worse than initially believed.

A fourth subway car on the N line was found to have bedbugs this week. The discovery was made in the seat cushions where the conductor sits, reports the NY Daily News.

In addition to riding with straphangers, the creepy crawlers were found in a conductor's home and in the lockers of two N crew workers.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority brought in bedbug sniffing dogs to do spot checks while the four cars already infested are fumigated in a subway car yard.

Fumigators are also attacking crew rooms on the N and Q lines in Brooklyn and Queens.

Transport Workers Union Local 100 wants the MTA to fumigate all subway lines and the homes of all workers on the affected lines.

"We found bedbugs in a few trains, all of which were immediately taken out of service for exterminating. Remember, we have more than 6,200 subway cars in service," said Adam Lisberg earlier this week. At least three subway cars were initially reported as having bedbugs.

Bedbugs have been an ongoing problem in New York City.

The bugs can be carried from place to place on clothing. Unsuspecting people can pick them up in apartments, taxis and other infested spaces.

Bedbugs are small, flat bugs that feed on blood and make bites similar to those caused by mosquitoes.

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