Pesky problem: Bed bugs pop up again at local fire station

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CLEVELAND- Firefighters at a Cleveland fire station are dealing with an ongoing bed bug problem.

The bed bugs were first reported at Fire Station 40 on St. Clair Ave. in September.

Crews were called in to handle the situation, but the bugs resurfaced again this week.

The city released the following statement on Wednesday:

The City of Cleveland takes the health and safety of all employees and personnel seriously, including the possibility of bed bugs at a fire station. Due to the transient nature of emergency response personnel, bed bugs can become a frequent issue; however, it is an issue that the city deals with promptly. In fact, the city has a contract with a bed bug specialist to handle such situations if they arise.

Action was taken when the city was first notified that bed bugs may be present at Fire Station 40. The contractor the city uses for these situations was notified on September 26 and the city received notice on September 30 that Station 40 was “clear.” On October 6, the city received a subsequent notification that the issue was not resolved. The city’s contractor was again notified and will be assessing the situation at Fire House 40 today.”

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