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Fire rescue station in Pasco evacuated for bed bugs

WESLEY CHAPEL — A Pasco Fire Rescue station is closed until further notice after bed bugs were found inside.

The bed bugs were first reported Wednesday in the rescue bunk area of the county station at 27329 Dayflower Boulevard. The county's exterminator was called in to investigate.

Station 13 initially underwent the first of 10 pesticide treatments by one extermination company, according to county spokesman Doug Tobin. No more live bugs were found after that treatment, but two fire rescue workers found they had been bitten since then.

The county has since switched companies. The new exterminator will use a heat application on the station to kill bugs and their eggs, Tobin wrote in a press release.

The eradication is scheduled for today.

For now, the fire engine crew will be relocated to Station 26 in Meadow Pointe until the station is reopened. The rescue crew will be put up in a hotel near Station 13.

Fire rescue station in Pasco evacuated for bed bugs 05/19/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2014 11:22pm]
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