H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Sep 9, 2013 7:07 PM by KSBY Staff

Homeless shelter treated again for bed bugs

Bed bugs have once again moved into the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo.

Clark Pest Control says the room has to be heated up to 125 degrees to kill off bed bugs.

Thousands of dollars have already been spent to get rid of them, but there is no guarantee when it comes to these treatments.

The shelter was previously tented and given a chemical treatment.

Dee Torres with CAPSLO says, "There's some risks involved, but we really have no alternative, and they're being very vigilant about tracking the heat in the shelter."

The shelter should be able to open up Monday night, since there are no chemicals being used.

The quarantined area will be opened within the next few days.

This is the third time this summer the shelter has been infested with bed bugs.

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