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Posted at 2:50 PM ET, 10/ 2/2010

Bedbugs reported at USAID building

By Associated Press

Bedbugs have made their way into the highly secure federal building in Washington that houses the U.S. Agency for International Development.

USAID officials told employees this week that juvenile bedbugs were discovered in a single office at the agency's tower in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Signs of the bugs were not found elsewhere in the building.

Officials said that a pest control service would inspect offices and that any infected areas would be treated over the weekend. They also said USAID and the General Services Administration will continue to be proactive to prevent future bedbug activity.

The blood-feeders are not known to transmit diseases. But their bites can cause infections and allergic reactions in some people.

-- Associated Press

By Associated Press  | October 2, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
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Interesting headline...And just what did these bed bugs REPORT....Maybe that they were lost and looking for other relatives located somewhere in the building????

Since they were described as "juvenile bedbugs, one can assume that maybe, just maybe, they were lost...Is that assuming too much here????? Just asking....

Posted by: pentagon40 | October 2, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Wealthy people have the final solution for their bedbug problem, their homes are turned into a hot box and the bugs and eggs are destroyed in a few hours. People with small incomes need to learn how to sweat out the bedbugs with high temperatures, but they must be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater by burning down their home.

Posted by: morristhewise | October 2, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Those bedbugs will be back. Welcome to the epidemic.

Posted by: vfr2dca | October 2, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

There are still a few blood feeding organisms at USAID in addition to the bedbugs. Which Office housed the infestation and it might be self evident.

Posted by: cynical1 | October 3, 2010 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Shouldn't be too difficult to determine what the source of these bedbugs is.

I suspect the Latino peasants, who are invading this country by the millions, are brining more than tacos, burritos and their babies with them. They are also bringing their little critter friends as well.

America is being turned into a Latino peasant nation while our army is thousands of miles away killing Afghans, Iraqis and Pakistanis.

Rome also collapsed from internal decay while her armies were thousands of miles away fighting their "wars of occupation".

History repeats itself.

Posted by: Ruhu | October 3, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Shouldn't be too difficult to determine what the source of these bedbugs is.

I suspect the Latino peasants, who are invading this country by the millions, are brining more than tacos, burritos and their babies with them. They are also bringing their little critter friends as well.

America is being turned into a Latino peasant nation while our army is thousands of miles away killing Afghans, Iraqis and Pakistanis.

Rome also collapsed from internal decay while her armies were thousands of miles away fighting their "wars of occupation".

History repeats itself.

Posted by: Ruhu | October 3, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

NO doubt they were in the Office of Human Resources, a place that is notorious for sucking the blood out of USAID employees where I am sure they were welcome. Perhaps they were new hires?

Posted by: inviernos48 | October 3, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

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