Skip to comments.Vt. homeless shelter closed after bedbug problem
Posted on 07/30/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by george76
BENNINGTON, Vt. An infestation of bedbugs has forced the temporary closure of a homeless shelter in Bennington, Vt.
In the meantime, the women and children who would normally stay there are being placed in temporary locations, including motels
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Nice.....now EVERYBODY CAN ENJOY A RESTFULL NIGHT AT A HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS!........
Beat me to it!!!!!!
Wonder if it’s possible to locate the source of the bug through DNA? How do you say DNA in Spanish?
I used to be okay with cheap motels, I mean, its a bed and a TV for crying out loud but then I started watching CSI and the bedbug epidemic started. Our adult children invited a mother and her four kids to stay with them for awhile and by the time they had moved out, these kids had a bedbug problem. It took them hours of work and weeks of retreating before it went away. My son had pretty serious reactions to a bite. They are now less likely to invite homeless people into their home.
That happens when you don’t scrutinize incoming indigents. Certainly the flop house they came from has an even bigger problem. I wonder if any attempts to delouse the new motel freebies were made. Free cooties to future paying guests.
Bedbugs are nasty! I once stayed at a Wellesley Inn motel near Rochester, NY, and the bites bothered me for weeks.
Apparently the bedbug epidemic is due to restrictions on insecticide dusting/cleaning of mattresses.
Treating bed bugs in a hotel room is a big project. The room has to be virtually tore apart and treated and usually
the box springs and mattress have to be tossed. The room is out of service for 3 weeks.
No problem! Just sprinkle a little DDT on the bed.
One of many, and many don’t close. I’ve seen reports of extreme bedbug infestations from the D.C. shelters to local ones here in the midwest. In many cases the charitable organizations running the shelters are ignoring the problem. Back in the days of the depression many shelters required those staying there to be deloused and dusted for bugs. Too bad they can’t still do that...oh yeah, DDT.
Since we were heading back home to Pennsylvania and it was very, very cold, we just left our packed bags outside, stripped and sealed what we were wearing in garbage sacks and, after showering off, put them outside too.
We confirmed our diagnosis at the doctor's office the next day. Then we called the hotel.
They first denied any bedbug problem, but one day later called us back with an apology and promise their insurance company would contact us within a few days.
They did and were decent enough about it, so we were reasonable. They wrote us a check for $300 to cover the cost of the doctor visit, missed work and inconvenience. Unfortunately, this is one of the costs of "open borders" and mandated compassion for the unhygienic.
Chances are the motels cost less/day than the shelters.