Bed bugs take bite out of crime at police station

It's enough to make people's skin crawl. The New Rochelle Police Department is battling a bed bug infestation. Officials say inmates started reporting being bitten by something about three weeks ago.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2008, 10:48 PM

Updated 5,823 days ago

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It's enough to make people's skin crawl. The New Rochelle Police Department is battling a bed bug infestation.
Officials say inmates started reporting being bitten by something about three weeks ago. Officers then started reporting seeing the small critters in their patrol cars and that they were also being bitten. Three cruisers have been taken out of commission.
Bed bugs feed solely on humans and animals, usually while they sleep. Bites can result in allergic reactions. A female bed bug can lay up to five eggs a day and the bugs can make a cozy home in the smallest crevices, far from prying eyes.The New Rochelle Police Department says it has taken the proper precautions to end the infestation.


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