New York actors find a steady gig: Zapping bedbugs

11/16/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

With one of the nation's biggest bedbug problems, New York City is turning to its often-out-of-work thespians to rid itself of infestations. Turns out that actors are great exterminators. "Actors have great personalities and follow directions well," says Janet Friedman, owner of Bed Bug Busters NY. The actors can make $15 to $30 an hour cleaning out the bugs, and some say they see it as a chance to hone their character skills.

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