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Bed bugs found in Detroit ambulance

The bed bugs were traced to a patient; the unit was disinfected

By EMS1 Staff

DETROIT — Fire officials say a patient was responsible for bed bugs discovered in one of its ambulances.

WXYZ-TV found “Don’t Enter, Bed Bugs, Toxic,” was written on the door to the EMS unit, according to an Associated Press report.

The unit was disinfected in what Chief Dale Bradley called a precautionary move. 

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Thomas Landers Thomas Landers Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:53:39 AM "Raid" Fumigators... NOT (foggers)...
Rebecca Zuul Fox Rebecca Zuul Fox Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:01:23 PM I hope they did a heat treatment. Otherwise they'll still end up with eggs.
Dahai Dong Dahai Dong Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:26:47 PM Google “bed sized bed bug trap” to convert entire bed into a trap with sleeper as inaccessible CO2 bait. More than 99% bed bug feeding is at night. Sleeping in bathtub completely eliminates this feeding chance, but few of people realize that bed sized trap functions better than bathtub. Exterminators don’t receive bites during service. Bed bug suffers can achieve the same goal, but few of them realize that no bite 24 hours a day means solving problem immediately. People believe bed bugs’ one year life without feeding, but few of them try to find truth by catching bed bugs into 2 glass jars and leave one in refrigerator and the other one without cap in bedroom to compare the results of dormant and crawling every night attracted by CO2 from sleepers. People work very hard to kill bed bugs because each survived one lays up to 300 eggs, but few of them realize that it is not important when bed bugs starve if bed sized trap is used because the number of bed bugs being trapped per day does not change the result of no bite forever or when the last bed bug starves. Chemical/steam can’t reach inside mattress and people use mattress encasement, but few of them realize how stupid the method is because mattress does not need any protection after sleeper is protected. No bites at night can be as sure as sleeping in bathtub. No bites at day time can be as sure as exterminators don’t receive bites. It is not important when the last bed bug starve because you have solved the problem on the first day. Why do you need to use any well known methods and believe very difficult to get rig of bed bugs?

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