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January 5, 2014

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

Local apartment complex deals with bed bugs

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But perhaps Graham’s biggest casualty from the whole bedbug debacle has been her beloved lounge chair – which is the last possession she has from her late mother. Graham shed tears at the thought of losing it, but said if she cannot get them all out of the chair, she may have no choice.

A Spokesperson for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Carrie Williams, told the Index that bedbugs, while a nuisance, are “not considered a threat to public health because they have not been shown to transmit disease.”

However, she added that anyone in Mineral Wells who is concerned about them should be on the lookout.

“Bedbugs obviously are a nuisance and you want to make sure you look for them if there is a concern,” she sad. “They like to hide in places like

crevices in furniture and along seams of bedding.

“They are visible to the human eye: small, brown and about the size and shape of an apple seed.”

Williams said that anyone concerned about a bite, whether from a bedbug or any other insect, should check with their local healthcare provider.

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