NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Weymouth Public Housing Building Dealing With Bed Bugs

View Comments
A Bed Bug (File Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

A Bed Bug (File Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Featured Content

WEYMOUTH (CBS) – Pesky bed bugs have been discovered in a public housing building in Weymouth, but officials said they have the issue under control.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.

Bed bugs have been a problem at the Pope Towers housing complex in Weymouth.

“There’s somebody on the second floor…in a wheelchair. They’ve been spraying her, third time yesterday,” said one resident. “When she woke up this morning, she had them crawling on her bed and on her pillows.”

That resident, who wanted to remain unnamed, said it has been a perennial problem.

“They’re on all the floors when you’re walking here. My family’s afraid to come in,” said the resident. “My mom has not been in this building in three months.”

Professional exterminators have been brought in.

Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Flaherty said officials have implemented a costly, long-term treatment plan.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus