Bedbug Outbreak Reported at Bismarck Living Facility
Officials at a Bismarck-Mandan living facility have reported an outbreak of bedbugs.
April Bishop, executive director at Edgewood Vista Villages, disclosed the outbreak in a letter to residents earlier this month.
“We have had a confirmed case of bed bugs in the north part of our building,” she wrote. The letter did not specify which facility or which building was affected.
The letter stated a specialized cleaning company was being brought in and ongoing inspections were being conducted. Trained dogs we also reported to be used in rooting out the pests.
A spokesperson for the North Dakota Department of Health, said bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, and can happen anywhere.
Here is a rundown of what you need to know about the critters.