Monday, February 1, 2010

Bed Bugs Infest Part of Idaho Senior Center

Officials with the Blackfoot Senior Citizens Center say bed bugs are infesting some apartments at the center-run Sunset Manor.

The apartments cater to low-income seniors and those with disabilities. Larry Wadsworth, who serves on the board of directors for the senior center, says the affected units have been treated monthly by an exterminator, to no avail.

The Idaho State Journal reports that officials are now considering temporarily moving all the tenants to a hotel so the entire apartment complex can be treated. That could cost as much as $60,000.

Bed bugs are small, flat bugs that feed on blood and make bites similar to those caused by mosquitoes.

Source: BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP)