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No bed bugs found after several MTA buses pulled from service over several reports

INWOOD, Manhattan -- Nearly a dozen MTA buses were pulled from service this week due to bed bug concerns, but after a thorough inspection, no bugs were found.

It all started three weeks ago when an MTA bus driver at the Kingsbridge Bus Depot complained of a bite she believed came from one of the buses she was driving.

Since that day, six to 11 buses in total were put in quarantine and fumigated for potential bed bug contamination, according to union officials with the Transport Workers Union,

MTA chairman Andy Byford addressed the concerns on Tuesday.

He emphasized that at the time, they had not confirmed the presence of bed bugs on board any of the buses, but each quarantined bus was checked.