Bedbugs infiltrate New York Times

People walk past the New York Times building on March 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

Bedbugs were reportedly found in New York Times building over the weekend.

Bedbugs were found on several floors of the New York Times building in Times Square, according to a memo to employees that was leaked to the media.

The memo said that evidence of bedbugs had been found in a wellness room on the second floor, a couch on the third floor and a booth on the fourth floor.

Monday afternoon, Stuart Thompson, the paper's visual journalism director, tweeted "Breaking -- There are bedbugs in the NYT newsroom."

The building management told employees that the areas were "swept" by professionals and found to be otherwise clean.  

The couch was removed to be "professional cleaned" and treated.

The New York Times website, which has an entire section on bedbugs, did not report on the issue as of Monday afternoon.