Representatives of various state agencies in St. Johnsbury, Vermont met Friday to formulate an action plan in Depot Square, a heavily infested building where canine scent detection teams found bed bugs in 39 of 47 units. WCAX.com reports,
For the last four months, tenants living in the Depot Square building have been living side by side with bedbugs, even after repeated attempts to exterminate them.
“It seems like they can’t get rid of it then you have to throw away all of your stuff and start from scratch,” Stepp said.
A dog specially trained to sniff out bedbugs recently went through the Depot Square apartment complex and found that all but eight of the 47 units are infested.
Various state agencies gathered in St. Johnsbury Friday morning to work on an action plan to eradicate the bugs. The building’s owner joined the meeting by phone.
WCAX.com reports that an exterminator is going to “go through the building” Wednesday.
Though they’re often considered for a heavily infested building such as this, the implication is that thermal and Vikane gas treatments are not planned for the building at this time.