Skip to comments.Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs
Posted on 07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape.
So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake.
The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendeeslobbyists, presumablyemployed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
A female in lineone of the placeholdershad bedbugs. Sources tell The Mirror she was physically removed from the scene after one of her fellow line sitters noticed bugs crawling all over her. Apparently the bugs were also found in a womens restroom.
Weve been on high alert all day for the damned creatures, said a Senate aide on condition of anonymity. People are pretty much on lockdown, scared to leave their offices.
Question: Will the Senate take steps to ensure that hired sitters are not infested with invasive bugs? Will Silkwood showers be a way of the future?
To be sure, the expression Dont let the bedbugs bite just took on a whole new meaning for anyone in or near Dirksen.
The Mirror put in a call to the Architect of the Capitols office and wrote Schumers press secretary, as well as aides at the Rules Committee. Unfortunately, since its evening, everyone in the AOC office has gone home. They told me to call back in the morning.
“Weve been on high alert all day for the damned creatures, said a Senate aide on condition of anonymity. People are pretty much on lockdown, scared to leave their offices.
These things are disgusting. I am talking about the aides and the Senators.
Won’t be the first time we had parasites in the Senate.
The best system for bedbug eradication is to seal off the building, remove all the food and perishables, and HEAT the building to an unacceptably high temperature (using special heaters designed for that purpose), and keeping the temperature at that horrible heat for a specified amount of time.
Then, a thorough vacuuming and cleaning.
I wonder if we can perform this operation without having to evacuate certain congresscritters?
Wait until it’s Ebola...then they’ll be sorry.
Demons can withstand Hellish temperatures. Wouldn’t hurt them at all.
What is the percentage of these illegal aliens that are infested by bed bugs?
Congress has Cooties!
The antiAmerican EXEMPT are infected
... out of professional courtesy by the bedbugs.
Until we opened our borders up bed-bugs and head lice were distant memories. Now at the beginning of the school year we have to check our kids and many have to A-200 them.
But wait, there’s more! The new wave of (illegal) immigrants are vectoring in a whole bunch of new/old diseases.
I can stop scratching after reading this. I know I’m not the only one.
Well.... I guess you could say their chickens have come home to roost.. :)
“...Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning ...”
Way I see it, November 2014 is the Emergency Cleaning...
I’m sure this is not funny for the people personally affected.
For me, though ...
Maybe today would be a good day to introduce a bill to reverse the ban on DDT. We may have their attention.
Oh, my, not a PC name for a committee! (sarcasm)
Here in the Czech Republic, companies that deal with bedbugs and other assorted hard-to-kill critters use a domestically manufactured cyanide-based pesticide called Urugan D2 (Hurricane).
Many of you back in the US would recognize it by it’s older German trade name: Zyklon-B.
It’s still made here, at a factory called Draslovka Kolín a.s., and by all accounts, it works like a charm. It’s what the pest-removal people recommend.
Yes...you read that right. Zyklon-B is still in use, though granted, under a different name.
They came from the blankets the government gave the Indians.
Just another “Dreamer”. Send her to Harry Reid’s office.
Are we talking about real blood sucking parasites or illegal criminals crossing the border?....Oh wait....They’re the same...
Politics makes strange bed bug fellows.
A complete fumigation and walling off of the LEFT side of the aisle is the only cure.....
I haven’t heard that one since I was a little kid!
You've almost perfectly described the Capitol during the summer, before central air conditioning.
IIRC, the last time Congress passed a budget on time was the year before they installed central a/c in the Capitol.
Perhaps they'll finally understand why we want to keep illegals from crossing the border.
Actually I knew that because I read it here on Free Republic. Is the factory near Usti nad Labem? Remember that place for good beer, good women, and that big castle along the river.
Hubby’s workplace from a few years ago had a weird parasite problem. A woman went to the restroom and found a bloody explosion all over a toilet and the stall walls. I guess it was disgusting. The woman went and got a male coworker to come look at the worm at the bottom of the toilet in said stall. He identified the type of parasitic worm. I guess one of the workers (custodial, I think) decided to try to lose weight via parasite. They had to quarantine that restroom for a time. It gave me the heebe-jeebies because I always used that restroom when I went to hubby’s work. And my oldest daughter used it, too. Ugh. Eww. Eww. I can’t remember if hubby found out who the worm carrier was or if a friend who worked as a custodian searched to identify her. But just what would possess someone to give herself worms in order to lose weight???
I tried 6 publicly sold “remedies” for bedbugs, and NONE was worth a damn.
Then I read an internet post / article recommending malathion. The greenies would wet their collective pants, but a diluted malathion solution WORKED quite well. A couple of treatments and they were all dead. My wife and I felt no ill effects. The bedbugs did.
Has anyone asked the bedbugs if they are disgusted with having to share a room with a U.S. Senator??
They tried to bring in exterminators but they all got arrested when they said they were there to ‘bomb the place’.
The Senate has been infested with bedbugs for quite some time.
The blood suckers do not want any competition.