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4 weeks 2 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 years 2 weeks ago

Free Lice checks...and refreshments?

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Scalp feeling itchy? A lice clinic is celebrating a grand opening Saturday in Oakland County, and the owner is offering free head checks from noon to 6 p.m. Refreshments, too. It's called Rapunzel's Lice Boutique on Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Owner Sarah Casello-Rees already...

3 years 6 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 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 5 months ago

Local mosquito control programs squashed

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the un-official start to summer and time to fight off those pesky mosquitoes. In the past, the El Paso and Pueblo Health Departments have sprayed chemicals to kill the nasty bugs, but not anymore. "Due to budget cuts we eliminated our mosquito control program and...

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...

4 years 10 months ago

Did you hear the one about the bank?

A quip that pokes fun at struggling banks has been named the top tall tale of 2009. The Burlington Liars Club has bestowed its highest award for this line: "I just realized how bad the economy really is. I recently bought a new toaster oven and as a complimentary gift,...

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