NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – County leaders are now
involved in the effort to clear bed bugs from a New Hanover County fire
A dog trained to locate bed bugs confirmed several spots with the pests in
the Myrtle Grove station. The issue first came to the attention of county management in
Since then, there have been more than half a dozen attempts
to remove the bugs, according to County Manager Chris Coudriet. He said several
other reports of bed bugs have been controlled in that time.
"Myrtle Grove is an exception to that particular issue," he
The worst of the problem is in the sleeping quarters, so
fire fighters will spend their overnight shifts in the daytime side of the
"There are terrible aspects to that and the consequences are
unacceptable," said Coudriet.
Monday's bed bug search confirmed that the vehicles at the station
are clear of any pests, so Coudriet said the public should not worry about any
fire fighters carrying bed bugs.
The searches will continue in the rest of the fire stations to
make sure there are not similar situations anywhere else.
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