Out of the fire and into the frying pan

by nobugsonme on September 27, 2008 · 2 comments

in bed bugs, fire, ohio

The Red Cross relocated the Mathis family to a Cleveland Days Inn, after a fire chased them out of their home. And guess what they encountered in their hotel rooms? That’s right, bed bugs.

Imagine having your home burn down (due to arson, no less), evacuating, and then having to deal with bed bug bites and a second evacuation?

I hope the Mathis family is now bed bug free in their current accommodation, and ever after.

1 parakeets September 28, 2008 at 4:39 pm

How sad that they lost everything–and still have bedbugs!

My question: If a family has to move out of their apartment taking almost nothing with them due to bedbugs (not due to fire) would the Red Cross help then?

2 nobugsonme September 29, 2008 at 12:39 am


Good question!

I suspect bed bugs have not registered with the Red Cross yet. It would be an interesting thing to call and ask.

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