VIDEO: Metro Health says bed bug infestation ‘Worst it’s ever handled’


CONVERSATIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR INVOLVED THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT>>>METRO HEALTH SAYS IT IS THE WORST BEDBUG INFESTATION IT’S EVER HANDLED AND IT’S AFFECTED THE SENIORS AND DISABLED WHO LIVE AT THE AURORA APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN.>>Ursula: SOME OF THE RESIDENTS SAY THE PROBLEMS STARTED YEARS AGO, BUT WERE ONLY GIVEN CANS OF PESTICIDE TO HANDLE IT. JESSE DEGOLLADO REPORTS ON HOW THAT SITUATION HAS ESCALATED.>>Reporter: FROM THE FRONT, AURORA APARTMENTS, ONE OF THE CITY’S OLDEST HIGH-RISES, LOOKS JUST FINE. BUT AROUND BACK, WE SAW MEN IN HAZMAT SUITS TOSSING OUT ANYTHING INFESTED WITH BED BEGS. FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, PERSONAL ITEMS OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE, BEDDING, CLOTHING, AND MUCH MORE BELONGIN TO THE SENIORS AND DISABLED WHO LIVE AT THE AURORA. FEARING HE’D B EVICTED, THIS RESIDENT TOLD US OFF CAMERA HE’S SEEN BEDBUGS CRAWLING DOWN THE HALLS.>>WE’VE HAD THEM IN THE AIR DUCTS. WE’VE HAD THEM IN THE DRAINS. THE LAUNDRY ROOM.>>Reporter: AND ON THE APARTMENTS ON MOST OF THE FLOORS.>>OUT OF THE TEN, I WOULD SAY MAYBE LIKE EIGHT, EIGHT OR NINE MAYBE.>>Reporter: IT’S WHY METRO HEALTH AND CODE COMPLIANCE ARE NOW INVOLVED.>>I’M GLAD THEY’RE HERE. I’M VERY GLAD THEY’RE HERE.>>Reporter: SHE TOO FEARED BEING EVICTED FOR SPEAKING UP.>>IT SHOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS POINT WHERE NOW WE HAVE TO DISRUPT OUR LIVES.>>Reporter: SOME ARE HAVING TO FIND OTHER PLACES TO STAY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR PETS FOR SEVERAL HOURS AT THE VERY LEAST.>>WE ARE TREATING ALL THE AFFECTED AREAS, WE’RE TREATING ALL THE CRACKS, CREVICES, DOING A SURFACE TREATMENT.>>Reporter: ALTHOUGH METRO HEALTH SAYS IT’S THE WORST BEDBUG INFESTATION IT’S EVER HANDLED, THE EXTERMINATOR SEES IT THIS WAY.>>IT’S MODERATE AND VERY CONTROLLABLE. IT MIGHT NOT CURE ITSELF OVERNIGHT, BUT SOMETHING THAT WE’RE GOING TO HANDLE AND STAY ON TOP OF IT.>>Reporter: THE EXTERMINATOR OUT OF HOUSTON SAYS THE TREATMENTS SHOULD TAKE — WELL, THEY SHOULD BE FINISHED, SHOULD WE SAY, BY EARLY NEXT WEEK, AND THEY’LL BE CHECKING BACK ON A WEEKLY BASIS. THE AURORA IS PRIVATELY OWNED, BUT ITS RESIDENTS DO GET FEDERAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE, AND ITS RESIDENCE WILL BE TAUGHT BY METRO HEALTH HOW TO AVOID REINFESTATION SINCE BEDBUGS ARE NOTORIOUS HITCHHIKERS. AND ALSO, METRO HEALTH TELLS ME THAT THE CITY WILL BE PROVIDING THEM MEALS AND BEDDING AND OTHER

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