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 The measure would have repealed Colorado's Bedding Act, which requires that beds be sanitized before they can... more »
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... more »
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... more »
Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater in Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.
The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and reopened Wednesday.
A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater also reported a bite in late July. Spokesman... more »
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... more »
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... more »
A local couple says that their Colorado Springs apartment became infected with bed bugs last month and that the days since have been a living hell.
They asked only to be identified as Rick and Tina and live in the Copperstone Apartments in Central Colorado Springs.
Rick says... more »
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... more »
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... more »
A young woman in Colorado Springs says bed bugs have invaded her apartment, and she has the scars to prove it. Management at the Garden Terrace Apartments say it's a problem growing nationwide, and it's become a problem there. Jessie Kohn, 20, shows us the welts covering her arms. She... more »