In the latest “too strange to not be true” news story to drop this week, 2 Dallas TX area police stations were attacked by bed bugs.
Upon finding bed bugs in a squad car at a southeast location, the station commander had the place fumigated, but alas, the bed bugs overcame a single bed bug exterminator treatment. This is why it typically takes 2 – 3 treatments when trying to get rid of bed bugs.
Dallas was ranked the #3 city in the USA for bed bugs according to Terminex’s latest survey, and it’s clear there’s a problem when they’re attacking the police.
Bed Bugs Turning Up for Class at Your Child’s School
In Rome, NY the school superintendent opted to close down the school during the mid-winter break to fumigate the entire Rome Free Academy in order to safeguard against bed bugs.
Pest control actions taken included vacuuming, shampooing, and spraying/powdering to kill bed bugs and their eggs.
They’re actually shutting down school for a few days due to bed bugs in Southern Michigan at one school, with the administrator encouraging parents to wash their children’s clothes thoroughly and dry them on high heat. It’s no surprise the city of Morenci has a bed bug problem as it is located right near Ohio, another regular on the list of top destinations for bedbugs.
It’s Always Bed Buggy in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a regular on the Top 10 List of Cities for Bedbugs in America, and in one area of the town the city council has teamed up with a pest control company to provide bed and mattress liners for residents in low-income housing areas intended to counteract bed bugs.
Claimed to be the first of its kind, the program plans to offer comprehensive approaches to bed bugs and to promote active participation by residents in the community.
New York, New York – and of course bed bugs too
And yes, New York did shut down a large part of their underground rail system recently to attempt to deal with bed bugs at its Queens terminal, leaving many train riders stranded.
One blogger in NY describes her ordeal of bed bugs moving in with her and her boyfriend, and from her account it seems that bedbugs are as common to New York as the Yankees baseball team.