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Bed Bugs Concerning You?

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"It's a nuisance," Says Mike Henderson from Lewis and Clark County Department of Health. "They are nocturnal so they come out at night and they need that blood meal, and so some people will swell up they have an allergic reaction so it will be like a mosquito bite they will get a big itchy bump some people won't notice it at all."

The dreadful bed bugs, nobody wants them, but they seem to make their way into our homes and live in our beds. In recent years the Department of Health has seen a spike in bed bug related cases in Lewis and Clark County and in over all Montana.

"We have been getting complaints over a period a few years really about bed bugs in hotels, motels, apartment houses in Helena. People are looking for more knowledge."
Now the Lewis and Clark County Department of Health is joining forces with Children's Environmental Health Network to fight against these unwanted insects that sometimes go unnoticed. They are hosting a Bed Bug Workshop to help bring awareness to the situation and let people know what to look for and what to do with these insects.
"You will understand how to identify bed bugs, you know what are the implications of an infestation and how can they be controlled, different methods for controlling.  They are even going to touch on legal issues between landlords and tenants around controlling the infestation."

The free Bed Bug Workshop will be October 4th at 9 am at the Cogswell Building, 1400 Broadway Helena.

The most frightening thing about these bed bugs is that you might not even know you have them, although the main symptom is a mosquito type bite it doesn't mean they are not living in your bed.

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