Anatomy of bed bug

Please enable Javascript to watch this video DENVER -- Tourists are coming to Colorado in droves this summer, and it's not just visitors of the two-legged kind. Our state is seeing an infestation of bed bugs. Christina Thomas experienced it first hand. Thomas was visiting an Extended Stay America in Colorado Springs and says she woke up to find bed bugs all over her pillow. "I woke up and three inches from my face I see a spot, and I look at it and say 'no way, is that a bed bug?'" she said.

A Middletown mans residence and car were damaged by vandals who used fireworks and threw bed bugs into his house, according to the police report. Gerald Moore of the 1700 block of Henry Avenue told officers Friday morning that he heard something that sounded like his window being broken and fireworks going off. He discovered a firework the had been ignited under his car and a broken window. Moore said he noticed that bed bugs had been dumped through the window. After hearing a noise at the front door, Moore sa

TAHLEQUAH Adding to the litany of conquests in their nationwide comeback, bed bugs have found their way into the local office of a state agency. The pests were detected July 7 in the Cherokee County office of the Department of Human Services. Steven Edwards, office director, said exterminators fumigated the building the night of July 11, and that supplies are being kept in plastic bags during the treatments. We had professionally licensed exterminators come in, Edwards said. They were confined to one area,

An Ohio man woke up last week to find an unwelcome number of creepy crawly guests in his apartment. Police say someone smashed the mans window and released a large cluster of bed bugs inside. The man told police in Middletown Ohio, located roughly 40 miles north of Cincinnati, that the vandal also lit a fire under his car, FOX 19 reported. Officers responding to the home found the front window pan covered in bed bugs. According to the police report obtained by FOX 19, the man saw a woman run from his ap

Christina Thomas got a nasty surprise when she booked a room at the Extended Stay America off Corporate Drive in Colorado Springs. Thomas told KRDO-Channel 13 that her business trip last week turned into a nightmare when she discovered bedbugs on her pillow around 4 a.m. She reported the bedbugs to hotel management who offered her a replacement pillow. Thomas refused to return to the room and because the hotel was booked, she was forced to sit in the lobby the rest of the night, she told the TV station.

July 17, 2017 10:51 PM LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com)Gary Shelton is leery about unpacking his belongings. He is worried that bed bugs will come back, and he will have to get his Long Beach apartment exterminated again. In December, he found the nasty critters in his bedroom and bathroom. Exterminators were called three times. In march, he was finally given the all clear. I felt like it wasnt the end, and thats why I stayed with everything still put away, Shelton said. He lives on the ninth floor of the 11-storyPly

Adding to the litany of conquests in their nationwide comeback, bed bugs have found their way into the local office of a state agency. The pests were detected July 7 in the Cherokee County office of the Department of Human Services. Steven Edwards, office director, said exterminators fumigated the building the night of July 11, and that supplies are being kept in plastic bags during the treatments. "We had professionally licensed exterminators come in," Edwards said. "They were confined to one area, but we s

WATCH: Bed bug fiasco at Extended... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It's a vacationers worst nightmare...checking into a hotel room that's infested with bed bugs. It happens all over the country, especially this time of year. "It's prime season for these guys," said Hank Spivey, with Why-U-Buggin Pest Control. According to the most recent Bugs Without Borders survey, pest professionals report finding 75 percent of these pests in hotels or motels. New research to beat bed bug epidemic.

Gary Shelton tossed clothes, a wooden bed frame, a directors chair and cardboard boxes stuffed with papers from his community-activist campaigns. Other clothes the 68-year-old Long Beach man washed, dried and bagged. Then he waited. And waited. And waited. An exterminator sprayed his ninth-floor Plymouth West apartment three times for bed bugs: December, January and February. If there is any evidence of bed bugs they treat again, he said. Finally, in March, Shelton was given the all clear. Its li

Kevin Ellis Gazette staff TheGazetteKevin Gaston County Commissioner Don Grant faces criminal charges of assault on a female and sexual battery, but the Republican says he has done nothing wrong and asks the public to wait before passing judgment. "When all of this is said and done, I think you will find that I'll be vindicated and it will be well known that these charges are not true," Grant said Friday. "I ask people not to make a decision until they hear all the facts." Officers with the State Bureau of Inve

AUGUSTA A local businessman who officials said wishes to remain anonymous has offered to pay up to $20,000, if others match his contribution, to try to eradicate bedbugs from the city. Someone whom Mayor David Rollins described as a community leader, Augusta resident and business owner committed up to $20,000, in the form of a challenge grant, to eradicate the insidious blood-sucking pests. As a challenge grant, the money would be provided only if others come up with a matching amount. A very prominent com

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Fox 46 Charlotte is helping get results after a Charlotte woman said she found bed bugs crawling out of the walls of her apartment. She's now helping get results for neighbors. "I was told that if I said anything that I'd get in trouble for slander. But I felt I'd want the respect of being notified. I told the neighbors I do know and they were upset, but at least it gave them the opportunity to beware," said Danielle Cook. She spoke out and helped get results for her neighbors. Her

The steps you take should depend on your personal preferences and the particular environments youre dealing with, experts say. Consider the following: Know what a bed bug looks like. These small, disc-shaped bugs can be seen with the naked eye, as can their fecal matterpeppercorn-sized black spots. Be attentivewhere its warranted. Theres little need to keep your eyes constantly peeled for bed bugs, Miller says. But its reasonable to look for signs of them in places where people live and/or sleep, especial

Charles Manning, the Augusta man charged with assault and obstruction of government administration after he dumped about 100 live bedbugs in Augusta City Center, said in an interview Tuesday that he did it to show the code enforcement officer this is what I had to put up with for four, six months. Staff photo by Joe Phelan AUGUSTA The 74-year-old man who dumped a cup of live bedbugs in the Augusta City Center last month said he did it because the city wasnt adequately addressing his complaints a