make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Bedbugs found at Wake County elder-care homes


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Bedbug infestations have been discovered in
at least four Wake County long-term care homes for the elderly.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the homes must come up
with a plan to get rid of the infestations or face fines.

Bedbugs are a growing problem for group homes and nursing homes,
as well as apartments and motels.

Wake County Director of Adult Services Gail Holden says the
pests are especially hard to detect and get rid of in facilities
where residents lack mobility or have difficulty with

Bedbugs can live six months without food. They don't inflict
serious diseases, but the bites cause irritation and itching that
can lead to infection.

Health officials say people should be extremely careful bringing
used bedding or furniture into their homes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.