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Bed bugs at Clearwater fire stations

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CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) -

A bed bug-sniffing dog visited Clearwater fire stations Monday after bugs had turned up over the weekend at the city's downtown station. The initial infestation was at Station 45 and the dog found a lone bed bug at Station 50 Sunday.

The city's spokesman Rob Shaw said it's hard to say where the bed bugs originated but the city is proactively working to make sure the infestation is quickly eradicated.

A pest control company used heat treatment at Station 45, in which the entire station was sealed and heated to 140 degrees to kill the bed bugs. The fire department is also replacing all the bedding at that station.

Aside from the one bed bug, discovered at station 50; there is no indication so far of the wider infestation at the remaining six fire stations located around the city.

City officials say they attacked the bug problem as quickly as possible, but it was hard to find pest control companies during the weekend.

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