Wilmington, Delaware firehouse infested with bed bugs

by nobugsonme on September 10, 2009 · 8 comments

in bed bugs, bed bugs in the workplace, pennsylvania, spread of bed bugs

Bed bugs have struck another firehouse, this time Station 2 in Wilmington, Delaware.

This is not the first firehouse to develop a problem with bed bugs.

Read the article here: Bedbugs bugging firefighters | 6abc.com

1 Eric September 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Actually, that’s Wilmington, Delaware. It’s also my hometown.

2 Eric September 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm
3 cilecto September 10, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Have they considered thermal 😉

4 nobugsonme September 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Eric, thanks for the correction (I suspected it might be) — and the link.

cilecto — nice one!

Unfortunately, this article claims pest control operators were paid $810 and that

The station reopened Wednesday afternoon, with fans whirring at every open door to dissipate the last of the pesticide foggers that were set off inside.

Foggers? Really?!?

That does not sound good. Not at all.

5 Just itching to get rid of them September 11, 2009 at 1:32 am

Anymore details on the bill introduced in Congress?

6 cilecto September 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Foggers are bad, of course.
But pros used the foggers, and pros are good.
So, these must have been special foggers, or at least foggers used in a special way.

7 nobugsonme September 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm


Could have been special kinds of foggers. Could have not been foggers (but journalists misunderstanding.) Could have been the wrong kind of foggers and a very bad scene indeed!

Just itching,

This is, I think, the latest on the Butterfield Bill (the Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009).

8 cilecto September 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm

As BB articles go, this one was pretty comprehensive on the background. Kudos to the journalist(s) who worked this up.

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