After a recent visit from an exterminator declaring they were indeed infested with bed bugs the Wilmington Fire Station threw out mattresses, upholstered furniture and carpets, anything that might be housing the bed bugs. And these little blood suckers cost more then a few drops of blood. The total cost to the fire station was over $5000 between the loss of the furniture and the pest controller's bill of $800+.
ABC reported on the matter first. Also citing a CDC saying bedbugs are up by 500% over the last few years. Considering that bed bugs had been virtually eradicated from the US over 20 years ago, that number doesn't do the Bed Bug epidemic justice.
Fortunately doctors still have not found any serious health risks associated with bedbugs or the spread of disease through bedbugs.
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