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1 month 4 days ago

Bed bugs can be a problem at businesses

A company in our area being treated for pests has highlighted an unusual problem in the Colorado Springs area -- bed bugs in the work environment. After receiving calls from people concerning the Xerox Customer Care facility on Garden of the Gods Road, we asked a company spokesperson if...

2 months 1 week ago

Maryland agency gives a day off for bedbugs

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday....

3 years 6 months ago

Bed bug fears doom Bedding Act

DENVER (AP) - Bed bug fears have doomed a Colorado proposal to repeal a law regulating how mattresses can be resold. Sponsors of the measure in the Colorado Senate shelved the proposal Wednesday. The measure would have repealed Colorado's Bedding Act, which requires that beds be sanitized before they can...

3 years 7 months ago

Lawmakers battle bed bugs

DENVER (AP) - Politics makes strange bedfellows, and so do bed bugs. Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that will repeal Colorado's Bedding Act, which requires that beds be sanitized before they can be resold. The bill is a move to cut red tape. Opponents say improperly renovated mattresses...

4 years 2 months ago

Bed bug fears temorarily cancel preschool

The Head Start program at Monroe Elementary School in Colorado Springs was closed on Thursday and Friday of last week after teachers learned some of the children in the program live in apartments that are infested with bed bugs. The teachers were making routine visits to the children's homes...

4 years 3 months ago

Swank NYC stores hunt for bedbugs

It's not what you expect to bring home from a New York shopping spree. High-end New York city retailer Bergdorf Goodman has hired a beagle to hunt for bedbugs - just in case. Store spokeswoman Ginger Reeder says there have been no reported cases of the pesky bugs...

4 years 4 months ago

Bed bugs biting more in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Code Enforcement Officers say bed bug infestations are on the rise in the City. In the past month they've received 45 complaints, that's a higher rate than they can remember. "It continues to get worse," said Ken Lewis, Colorado Springs Code Enforcement, "it's progressed over the last few...

4 years 7 months ago

Bed bug infestations growing

Pest control companies are responding to more and more calls these days for bed bugs. The National Pest Management Association reports a 71 percent increase in calls since 2001. Locally the trend is similar. Charles Osborne, service manager for Mug a Bug says back in 2001 he would typically...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado dog is finding problem bed bugs

A little 30-pound rescued shelter dog named Macaroni is helping Coloradoans sleep tight! How? Well, you see, Macaroni has a very special talent. She can find tiny little bedbugs lurking in places you can't see. The little blood sucking bugs have been making a huge comeback in recent years "Bedbugs...

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