NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Forget about declining sales and missed fashion trends, Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF) has some bigger pests to squash. The teen apparel retailer has been forced to shutter two stores in New York City this week due to an infestation of bedbugs. Abercrombie said on Friday that it will temporarily close its namesake store in the South Street Seaport.
The news comes after Abercrombie temporarily closed a Hollister store on Thursday in the SoHo area of Manhattan, which the company said will reopen on Saturday. The flagship store on Fifth Avenue has been tested, but is currently not affected by bedbugs. Abercrombie has reached out to New York City's Mayor's office for help with the infestation. There has been no word on how the temporary closing of these stores will affect the company's top line. -- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.