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25 Feb 17 Bel Marine closing – Belleville Intelligencer

All tenants of a Belleville housing complex have been relocated and the building will cease operations Monday at least for now, officials say.

The Bel Marine Retirement Residence at 228 Dundas St. E. remains under enforcement orders from city hall, the Belleville Fire Department and the Electrical Safety Authority for alleged violations of electrical and fire safety regulations.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is also investigating, a spokeswoman said, while the housing ministry remains aware but not involved directly.

Bel Marine had an estimated 49 residents in January. But as enforcement orders escalated, workers of community and provincial agencies, along with Hastings County and the city, began helping each find temporary housing. At least two provincial ministries were involved in the relocation.

Hastings County chief administrative officer Jim Pine said Friday evening the last tenant had moved into temporary accommodation elsewhere.

The building is owned by 9087958 Canada Ltd., city chief building official Ted Marecak said, and city staff have confirmed they had served their orders to the correct parties.

No officials of that company could be reached this week for comment.

The director of a company which had been contracted to manage the building said the numbered company had fallen into receivership and new owners are about to take possession.

Vishal Chityal said he is founder and director of Supportive Living, a housing operator with several locations in Ontario.

The company specializes in helping people who have fallen through the cracks and in stabilizing supervised residences when they encounter problems. That stabilizing can include overseeing their closure, Chityal said in an Intelligencer interview.

Chityal said reports and rumours about Bel Marine and his company’s involvement had spiraled out of control.

The director said recent reports that he is a pharmacist and that Supportive Living staff had prescribed medication at Bel Marine are completely not true.

He claimed the sole reason his company’s name turns up in news reports about failing businesses is because Supportive Living is called in to maintain service and provide stability.

He was adamant Supportive Living was brought in do exactly that Bel Marine as the numbered company went out of business and came under the control of a trustee pending new ownership.

Chityal declined to identify the ownership but described it as a Toronto-based company with extensive experience in real estate and property development.

They’re quite a responsible, equitable group.

The numbered company’s trustees hired Supportive Living in mid-October 2016. The original contract was very specific that we were not responsible for any type of maintenance or building issues, he noted.

That three-month deal expired on or about Jan. 15, said Chityal, but Supportive Living officials agreed to remain involved informally to ensure residents’ needs were met.

We’re the ones that raised the alarms on this building, he said. This was one of the most decrepit situations we have ever walked into.

He claimed the agencies charged with supporting tenants, some of whom had developmental or other disabilities, had not returned clients’ phone calls and some tenants hadn’t seen a doctor in months. Supportive Living held at least one agency to task, Chityal said.

He also said 20 to 30 per cent of residents in such homes at a given time will complain about the food.

Chityal acknowledged cuts to the food budget but denied there was poor-quality or too little food.

We were forced to make a lot of necessary cuts in order to keep this building alive, he said. The average rental fee of $900 per month wasn’t enough to operate the building and maintain certain services, Chityal said.

Fresh milk was cut from the menu because milk alone was costing $2,000, he said.

These individuals’ needs were being met and they were being fed properly.

The building had a full-time kitchen staff during Supportive Living’s contract, said Chityal. Another agency it was unclear which one was then involved in bringing in food and Meals on Wheels service began three weeks after Supportive Living’s contract with the trustee ended.

The Electrical Safety Authority announced Wednesday it would order the disconnection Monday of electrical service to the building.

Fire Chief Mark MacDonald said the city will prohibit occupancy following the disconnection.

Authorities said it’s possible occupancy could resume if the orders’ directives are met fully.

Chityal, though, agreed Bel Marine would cease operations once tenants had left.

He said the new ownership could take possession within three weeks and is planning with engineers to address the wiring and other issues cited in authorities’ orders.

He said it was uncertain whether his company would remain involved, adding the new owners would have to request it.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health program manager Bill Sherlock said a public health inspector was working with the facility in October after bedbugs were reported. Sherlock said Friday he could not confirm whether the bedbugs remain an issue but that a pest-control company had provided service.

Sherlock said agencies were taking measures to ensure no bedbugs would be transported to tenants’ new locations.

Chityal agreed there was an ongoing problem in at least three rooms in October but it was dealt with immediately and his firm’s had no further contact with the health unit.

Local governments and agencies, meanwhile, continue to tend to the relocated tenants.

Caitlin den Boer, a spokeswoman for the South East Local Health Integration Network, said the provincial agency had provided emergency funding for Meals on Wheels, health care services, client move-out expenses, mattresses and clothes.

The LHIN has also approved $450,000 for 2017-2018 to support transition plans for all clients in need of health services and temporary accommodations over the next few months, den Boer said. The funding has yet to be allocated to various agencies.

We’re trying to determine where the best needs are, den Boer said.

She added mattresses would not be placed at Bel Marine. They’ll be given only as needed by relocated tenants given the reports of bedbug problems.

Labour ministry spokeswoman Janet Deline said an inspector arrived Thursday at Bel Marine but no further update was available Friday.

We have an inspector who is currently on-site with both fire department and the ESA, spokeswoman Janet Deline said Thursday. No details of the ongoing investigation were available, she said.

Ministry of Community and Social Services spokesman Joshua Henry said staff were working with local agencies and governments and assisting in relocations.

Henry added people receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits may be eligible for emergency funding in such situations.

Individuals who are not in receipt of social assistance can still be eligible for emergency assistance funding administered through Ontario Works, he wrote.

Additionally, affected individuals can contact the County of Hastings service manager to determine if emergency assistance with housing related costs is applicable in this situation through the Community Homeless Prevention Initiative.

The county’s Jim Pine said all agencies had worked incredibly hard to support the tenants.

We all agree that more permanent and appropriate housing is required. If nothing else this situation has brought to the forefront the need for everyone to work together on this longer term strategy, he wrote, adding the response to the situation proves the partnerships work. The county is now leading an interagency effort aimed at securing more permanent housing options.

While those efforts continue, changing ownership won’t mean an end to enforcement, Fire Chief MacDonald said.

The authorities’ current orders are only the latest ones in a series of enforcement orders issued over the last decade to a series of changing owners of the property. Each time, he said, enforcement officers were told an imminent cash injection or ownership change would mean orders would be resolved.

This has been a problem since the mid-2000s, MacDonald said. It just doesn’t end and now it’s going to end.

The chief promised to enforce regulations at Bel Marine and elsewhere in the city.

In Belleville we want to make sure people are safe and safe residency.

We are going to keep eyes on these situations, he said.

Hastings County’s toll-free telephone number is 1-800-510-3306. Its after-hours emergency housing line is 1-866-317-6544.

Tenants believing their building hasn’t been maintained, or that vital services have been cut off, should contact their municipalities or the Ministry of Housing Residential Housing Enforcement Unit at 1-888-772-9277.

lhendry@postmedia.com

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24 Feb 17 Anchor Pest Control, the Premier NJ Pest Control Company, Now Offers Preventative Yearly Service Plans – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN Editorial) Old Bridge, NJ Anchor Pest Control of New Jersey is offering yearly preventative bed bug control plans to help homeowners save money by preventing home infestations. Using safe and effective preventative chemical treatments, New Jerseys leading pest control company can help homeowners avoid bed bug infestations before they even start. At a cost of less than 1/3 of a post-infestation treatment, the Anchor Pest Control yearly packages include multiple K-9 inspections and preventative chemical treatments.

Most bed bug problems occur in residential and multi-family locations. Because bed bugs infestations are not affected by cleanliness, they are not as easy to prevent as roaches, ants, and other pests. Consider these facts:

– One in five Americans has had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs. – Densely populated areas, like much of New Jersey, tend to have higher rates of infestation. – Preventative treatments have been found to be nearly 100 percent effective in preventing bed bug infestations. – These preventative services cost about 1/3 of the cost of eliminating an infestation. – Homeowners save thousands in the repair and replacement costs of mattresses, linens, and just about everything else in their home by preventing an infestation, rather than trying to eliminate one after it has started. – There is little to no time loss with a preventative program, whereas a full instation can cost a homeowner days in a hotel and days lost from work.

Anchor Pest Control created their preventative maintenance program to help their customers avoid the hassle and stress of a bed bug infestation.

We would rather prevent an infestation than to have one of our customers have to suffer with the pain, hassle, and frankly, fear of having a bed bug infestation. One mother who had an infestation recently cried to me about how terrible she felt. She would get her children up in the morning and see tiny blood stains on the sheets from the bugs biting her kids in the middle of the night. I dont ever want to have that conversation again. Carmen Reino, Owner of Anchor Pest Control

Anchor Pest Control offers commercial and residential pest control services throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Bed bugs, termites, rodents and other forms of pests have been handled for more than 25 years by this team of professionals. Their innovative Bug ID Service is just the latest tool they have brought to their customers to protect them from creatures of all shapes and sizes.

If you would like more information about Anchors bed bug prevention plans, please contact Carmen Reino at 800-585-1580 or email at

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24 Feb 17 Bed Bug Facts and Answers | Guaranteed Removal of Bed Bugs …

Quick Bedbug Facts: Bedbug Size: 1/4 to 3/8 inch (4-5 mm) Bedbug Color: Reddish brown or brown Bedbug Description: Bed bugs are sometimes called “red coats”, “chinches”, or “mahogany flats”. The adult bed bug is a wingless insect that is flattened from top to bottom. Bedbug Habitat: At the beginning of an infestation, bed bugs are likely to be found only in the tufts, seams, and folds of mattresses and bed covers. In areas of heavy infestation, bed bugs can be found in crevices in the bedsteads. Bedbug Life Cycle: The life cycle stages of a bed bug are: Egg, Nymph, and Adult. The females lay about 450 eggs, usually at the rate of up to 5 per day, in cracks and crevices in the floor or bed, and the eggs attach to any hard surface. Newly hatched bed bugs begin feeding immediately. They shed their skin five times before becoming adults. Bedbug – Type of Damage: They feed principally on human blood by piercing the skin with a long beak and sucking blood into their stomachs. They feed mostly at night, but will feed during the day if hungry and the light is dim. Bedbug Control: In private homes, find all areas that bed bugs hide in during the day time. These must be treated with chemicals. In hotels, apartments, and other multiple-type dwelling places, bed bugs may spread from one unit to another using electrical wires and pipes as highways. All units should be inspected. Remove bird nests, if any. Discovery Spots: Usually discovered in unsuspected areas such as in floor cracks, under carpets, behind loose wallpaper or wall pictures, in books, CDs and electrical outlets.

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24 Feb 17 Campus resources for bed bug detection – CU Boulder Today

CU Boulder Facilities Management and Environmental Health and Safety staff this month have treated one classroom in the Fleming Law building and one in Koelbel Building for the possible presence of bed bugs.

These events present an opportunity for the campus to not only create awareness around an issue that has in recent years become an increasing problem for universities and other facilities across the country but also to inform students and employees about treatment methods CU Boulder uses and available resources for mitigating against the insects.

No bugs, dead or alive, have been found in Fleming 155 or Koelbel S135. However, inspections of the rooms led scent-detection dogs to alert their handlers to the possible presence of live forms of the bugs, which could include eggs, in three areas of Fleming 155 and in one wall-mounted television in Koelbel S135. Those rooms were both closed and underwent thermal treatments. Follow-up inspections by the canines confirmed no further presence of any live forms of the bugs, and the rooms were deemed safe and re-opened.

The thermal treatment CU Boulder uses is a non-pesticide treatment proven to be the only method that effectively kills all forms of bed bugs (adults, juveniles and eggs). The treatment involves heating an area to 130 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours. There are no chemical residues left behind that could lead to skin irritations or other adverse effects. The rooms are safe to re-enter once temperatures have returned to normal. CU Boulder, however, does not re-open affected rooms until follow-up inspections confirm that treatments were successful.

If bed bugs are found on campus

Facilities Management plans to conduct periodic follow-up inspections of the affected rooms in Fleming and Koelbel to ensure the insects have not been reintroduced. However, it is important to note community awareness also plays a key role in helping to identify the source of insects and prevent reintroduction.

Anyone who frequents Fleming 155 or Koelbel S135 is encouraged to be on the lookout for bed bugs both at work and at home. Providing this information to Facilities Management can prove invaluable in more effectively preventing reintroduction to campus, as staff can consult on mitigation strategies with anyone who discovers bed bugs at home.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bed bugs can be found around the world, and their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of the living conditions where they are found. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, although their bites can cause allergic reactions.

The university encourages anyone who notices or suspects bed bugs in an office, classroom, residence hall, family housing apartment or anywhere else to notify Facilities Management as soon as possible. Ed von Bleichert is CU Boulders sustainability and resiliency program manager and can be reached at 303-735-3627 or edward.vonbleichert@colorado.edu.

Additionally, issues can be reported to the Facilities Management Operations Control Center 24 hours per day at 303-492-5522. If you live in on-campus housing, Housing and Dining Services also has its own Facilities Operations Center that can be reached at 303-735-5555.

The university provides free pest-control services to campus departments, and von Bleichert can also advise students and employees on how to deal with the bugs if they spread to their homes.

Visit the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for a comprehensive guide to bed bugs.

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24 Feb 17 Augusta’s Lithgow Public Library damaged by snow – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

AUGUSTA Part of the recently expanded Lithgow Public Library was damaged by snow that had accumulated and took out parapets on the roofs gable ends, prompting the need for repairs and discussions about a way to prevent it from happening again.

With heavy snow in recent weeks, followed by warmer weather, a lot of snow had accumulated and frozen solid on the roof. In particular, the snow stuck in the valleys between the roof peaks on the library, which had reopened in August 2016 after an $11 million expansion and renovation.

Sometime between when the library closed Saturday and when it reopened Monday, snow that had piled up on the Pleasant Street side of the building let go and slid down the roof, apparently in a large, heavy mass. When it came down, it took pieces of the gables from two spots of the roof just above the childrens area of the library with it, ripping down some pre-cast concrete pieces, metal flashing and a little bit of insulation, according to Elizabeth Pohl, library director.

No interior damage occurred and no one was hurt by the falling snow or building materials, Pohl said.

But she said it may take some time to fix the damage, in part because new, replacement pre-cast concrete pieces will have to be ordered and because the masonry work can be tricky to do in cold weather.

For now, both spots are covered by tarps and sealed up to prevent water or snow from getting inside the structure.

John Scott, owner of J.F. Scott Construction, the Winthrop-based firm that built the library, said the bricks that were knocked off can be replaced with bricks left over on the job; but some pieces, such as cast-concrete caps, must be specially made, which could take a few to several weeks. Scott said his firm determined the damage was cosmetic, no water infiltrated the building, and there is no real concern about additional damage, so the planned repairs can safely wait.

Pohl said J.F. Scott has had someone assess the damage and begin putting together an estimate of the cost to fix it. She said she believes the repairs will be covered by a warranty, but she wasnt yet sure.

Scott said theyre still looking into the problem and havent determined the exact cause yet. He said if the damage occurred because of a workmanship issue wed certainly cover that. But not yet knowing what caused the damage, he said it is hard to say at this point whether the cost of repair would be covered by a warranty.

Pohl said such an incident could happen again if changes arent made, so officials will look at making changes on the roof to prevent snow from sliding off all at once, and damaging the building or potentially even falling on top of someone walking below it.

Well have discussions about how to make sure this doesnt happen again, Pohl said.

Scott said part of his companys analysis of how to repair the damage will include an assessment of what caused it.

Well figure out exactly what let go and, when we put the pieces back in, that we accommodate that potential (snow) load, Scott said. As part of the repair, well evaluate what the cause was and make sure it doesnt happen again.

Pohl said potential solutions could include modifications to the roof to prevent snow from sliding off all at once, and/or to melt the snow more gradually. She said it isnt yet known what entity would pay for changes to prevent similar incidents.

She said the roofs height and pitch would make it unsafe to put a person out on it to shovel it off after snowstorms.

Pohl said snow also built up in similar valleys in the roof on the opposite, State Street side of the new sections of the building, but it didnt cause damage when it fell off.

Scott said the area that was damaged is a bit different from the gables on the State Street side of the building, and he doesnt anticipate there will be problems on those other sections of roof.

The older, original section of the building also has snow build-up on its roof; but that part of the 125-year-old building is made of granite and appears more than able to handle the snow without being damaged.

The area where the snow fell on the Pleasant Street side of the library was blocked off Thursday by cones and yellow tape, and a sawhorse blocked access along the State Street side of the building. The main entrance remained clear and accessible, and Pohl said the roof incident has had zero impact on operations at the library this week a busy, school vacation week.

The library was closed for one day last week when a trained dog found a bedbug in a stack of large-print books directly across from the circulation desk.

Pohl said overall, she, the library staff and library users seem happy with the renovated and expanded library, but there have been some new-building quirks theyre still trying to work out.

They include a software-controlled lighting system, which, in some lesser-used areas of the library, such as within the stacks of books, have sensors that shut the lights off if nobody is in that area. However, sometimes, and inexplicably only on Fridays and Saturdays, Pohl said, the sensors in those areas seem to take control of the lights in the common areas of the library, which are otherwise left on all day, and they shut them off.

Also, the library staff at times has had difficulty getting doors to the library to lock manually when they need to be locked at nonstandard times, such as when the library closes at an unusual time.

Weve had no major issues, just some small things that dont really impact operations, Pohl said of problems after the expansion and renovation. This (snow damage) was the first big blip since weve been living here. For the staff, its such a better place to work, and were able to do so much more for the public in this building. It can be fixed, thats the good news.

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24 Feb 17 Maintaining year-round vigilance against bed bugs – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Eric Braun

During the summer months, many industries become increasingly concerned with potential bed bug infestations. The uptick in travel in the U.S. during this time is a key driver for spreading infestations, as travelers frequently pick up and/or leave bed bugs behind during hotel stays. Those in the long-term care industry don’t have the luxury of this shortened exposure period.

Regular resident turnover throughout the year means there’s a persistent threat of bed bugs and/or their eggs hitchhiking in on their luggage and other personal belongings. In addition, the constant flow of visitors puts long-term care facilities at risk, as bugs and eggs can stow away on their clothing or personal items.

Knowing that long-term care facilities are vulnerable to bed bug infestations year-round, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help caregivers and other staff identify a potential problem before it spreads. It’s important to know that looking for bites on residents is not a reliable way to monitor for a bed bug problem. Some people will have no visible reaction, and for those who do develop a reaction, it’s not possible to distinguish bed bugs bites from the bites of other, more common insects.

There are several elements to look for that are strong indicators of a bed bug infestation. These signs can be found on mattresses along the seams, tufts, and under tags; in box springs; on upholstered furniture and anywhere else people spend an extended period of time sleeping or sedentary. The best indicators of bed bugs include:

Fecal spotting Bed bug droppings resemble markings from a fine-tipped marker and can be observed as spots or streaks on fabric surfaces. Less commonly, the digested blood left behind by bed bugs can bead up and dry into small specs on hard surfaces. Fecal spotting is the most prevalent and easiest sign to observe.

The bugs themselves Adult bed bugs are approximately 5mm long, similar in size to an apple seed. Bed bug nymphs vary in size and are usually pale tan in color. Sometimes a deep red spot can be observed in the gut of bugs that have recently fed.

Cast skins As bed bugs progress through their life stages, they shed their skins and leave them behind in areas where an infestation is present. These skins range in color from tan to brown and may look like small insect shells.

Blood spots Extended or chronic contact with bed bugs may cause tiny spots of blood on bedding or on furniture where a resident spends time sleeping. Bed bug bites are slow to scab because the bugs inject an anticoagulant when they bite. This can cause tiny droplets of blood to form on the surface of the skin after feeding has completed and the insect has returned to its hiding place.

While education and being able to identify the signs described above are helpful ways for staff members at long-term care facilities to remain vigilant, the best practice for keeping bed bug infestations at bay is through regular inspections performed by a trained professional. A professional with a bright flashlight is capable of spotting signs of infestation that an untrained eye is likely to miss. Pest management professionals can even utilize specially trained dogs to sniff out live bugs and viable eggs in places that are difficult to inspect visually. This is especially efficient for large facilities, as a canine team trained to identify bed bugs can inspect room-by-room much faster than even the most experienced human.

If staff members do observe signs and suspect a bed bug infestation, it’s important to bring in a trained professional as soon as possible; self-treating is not an effective or recommended course of action. Applying insecticides containing repellents probably won’t kill all the bugs, and may force any surviving bugs into atypical locations, making them more difficult to find and treat.

If a facility identifies an infestation in a piece of furniture, it’s imperative that the staff does not compound the problem by moving these infested items to another room. Moving contaminated items can spread infestations via bugs and eggs hiding or contained within. If staff does believe it’s necessary to dispose of furniture or personal items that show signs of an infestation, the best protocol is to wrap those items in plastic or place them in an industrial trash bag, prior to removing them from their original location.

Pest management professionals can use a variety of techniques to treat a bed bug infestation, ranging from insecticides to less disruptive methods. The use of heat to control bed bugs has been recently adopted by the pest management industry, has been shown to be highly effective at killing all life stages of bed bugs, and is now recognized as one of the most effective treatment solutions available. Heat is used to treat bed bugs in many ways, such as in clothes dryers for clothes and bedding, steamers for upholstery and mattresses, and in the form of heat chambers and portable heaters for furnishings or entire rooms.

Heat treatments offer certain advantages when compared to conventional insecticide treatments. Heat is non-toxic and kills all bed bug life stages, including eggs. Heat can penetrate even the tiniest bed bug hiding places, (ones that are easily overlooked during conventional treatments), and also treats fabrics and upholstery where insecticides cannot be applied. Heat alone has no long-lasting, residual activity, which means bed bugs can re-infest the item or area following the treatment. Still, when done properly and carefully, heat can eliminate a bed bug infestation in one treatment, and a professional can conduct a follow-up inspection to make sure the infestation has been fully eliminated.

While bed bugs have made a strong comeback in recent years, infestations are uncommon in most areas. Still, due to the difficulty and cost associated with treating, constant vigilance is important. Identifying the signs of an infestation early and bringing in professional help before the problem becomes widespread will minimize the headache involved in dealing with this troublesome pest.

Eric Braun is a board-certified entomologist and the manager for Rentokil Steritech’s bed bug line of business. He is an expert in detecting and treating bed bugs in residential and commercial settings.

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24 Feb 17 Booneville school treated for bed bugs – Van Buren Press Argus-Courier

By Glenn M. ParrishBooneville Democrat editor

BOONEVILLE Booneville Schools Superintendent John Parrish confirmed bed bugswere discovered at the schools elementary school, which houses grades 1-6, and the school had been treated for the problem.

In January, the Extension Service confirmed bed bugs had been reported in Booneville and New Blaine in Logan County.

Parrish said the school would undergo treatment for bed bugs by a professional exterminator last Friday after regular school hours. School remained in session until that point.

It was back in session on Monday after the treatment, which Parrish said went fine.

Because the discovery of the bugs was limited to four or five, Parrish said, initially the school had planned to take care of the issue themselves over the weekend, but once parents began to voice concerns Parrish opted for a professional exterminator.

I dont think four or five (bugs) is an epidemic, Parrish said.

According to the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, bed bugs can be introduced into a structure via used furniture or in the belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation. Adults can survive for up tosix to sevenmonths if they are well fed and they can feed on other animals if humans are not present. When the temperature falls below 61F/16C, adults enter semi-hibernation and can survive for months.

The school districts approach is in line with Cooperative Extension Service recommendations that individuals with bed bug problems should enlist the aid of an experienced commercial pest management professional. When initiating a bed bug control program, a thorough inspection is indispensable. Non-chemical methods involving encasement, thorough vacuuming, hot laundering/drying, steam treatment, dry heat treatment, or cold treatment should be considered. Also, treat any live bed bugs found with an appropriately labeled pesticide.

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24 Feb 17 Preview: Getting to the bottom Of BMHA’s bed bug problem – WGRZ.com

It took a two-month effort (and a threat of possible legal action) for 2 On-Your-Side to get the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to release internal documents related to its persistent bed bug problem. Have a look at what it took to bring this story t

Steve Brown, WGRZ 4:23 PM. EST February 23, 2017

BUFFALO – BUFFALO, NY– On Monday, 2 On-Your-Side has another look at the bed bug problem in Buffalo’s public housing.

It wasn’t easy.

On the day we went to air with our original story back in October, a spokeswoman from Mayor Byron Brown’s office informed us that the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority had bed bug complaints in almost all of its projects.

That was more than we knew of.

We had a handful of inspection reports from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on just four BMHA properties. All of them listing various bed bug issues.

2 On-Your-Side asked for the information on bed bug reports on all of the city’s public housing projects.

BMHA responded by saying we’ve have to submit a request in writing. That triggered a two-month effort for us to get our hands on the agency’s records.

2 On-Your-Side ultimately prevailed. The attached video on this page is the story behind the story.

( 2017 WGRZ)

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21 Feb 17 Booneville school treated for bed bugs – Helena Daily World

By Glenn M. ParrishBooneville Democrat editor

BOONEVILLE Booneville Schools Superintendent John Parrish confirmed bed bugswere discovered at the schools elementary school, which houses grades 1-6, and the school had been treated for the problem.

In January, the Extension Service confirmed bed bugs had been reported in Booneville and New Blaine in Logan County.

Parrish said the school would undergo treatment for bed bugs by a professional exterminator last Friday after regular school hours. School remained in session until that point.

It was back in session on Monday after the treatment, which Parrish said went fine.

Because the discovery of the bugs was limited to four or five, Parrish said, initially the school had planned to take care of the issue themselves over the weekend, but once parents began to voice concerns Parrish opted for a professional exterminator.

I dont think four or five (bugs) is an epidemic, Parrish said.

According to the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, bed bugs can be introduced into a structure via used furniture or in the belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation. Adults can survive for up tosix to sevenmonths if they are well fed and they can feed on other animals if humans are not present. When the temperature falls below 61F/16C, adults enter semi-hibernation and can survive for months.

The school districts approach is in line with Cooperative Extension Service recommendations that individuals with bed bug problems should enlist the aid of an experienced commercial pest management professional. When initiating a bed bug control program, a thorough inspection is indispensable. Non-chemical methods involving encasement, thorough vacuuming, hot laundering/drying, steam treatment, dry heat treatment, or cold treatment should be considered. Also, treat any live bed bugs found with an appropriately labeled pesticide.

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20 Feb 17 Booneville school treated for bed bugs – Times Record

By Glenn M. ParrishBooneville Democrat editor

BOONEVILLE Booneville Schools Superintendent John Parrish confirmed bed bugswere discovered at the schools elementary school, which houses grades 1-6, and the school had been treated for the problem.

In January, the Extension Service confirmed bed bugs had been reported in Booneville and New Blaine in Logan County.

Parrish said the school would undergo treatment for bed bugs by a professional exterminator last Friday after regular school hours. School remained in session until that point.

It was back in session on Monday after the treatment, which Parrish said went fine.

Because the discovery of the bugs was limited to four or five, Parrish said, initially the school had planned to take care of the issue themselves over the weekend, but once parents began to voice concerns Parrish opted for a professional exterminator.

I dont think four or five (bugs) is an epidemic, Parrish said.

According to the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, bed bugs can be introduced into a structure via used furniture or in the belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation. Adults can survive for up tosix to sevenmonths if they are well fed and they can feed on other animals if humans are not present. When the temperature falls below 61F/16C, adults enter semi-hibernation and can survive for months.

The school districts approach is in line with Cooperative Extension Service recommendations that individuals with bed bug problems should enlist the aid of an experienced commercial pest management professional. When initiating a bed bug control program, a thorough inspection is indispensable. Non-chemical methods involving encasement, thorough vacuuming, hot laundering/drying, steam treatment, dry heat treatment, or cold treatment should be considered. Also, treat any live bed bugs found with an appropriately labeled pesticide.

See more here:
Booneville school treated for bed bugs – Times Record


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