Bed Bugs Infest Fort Worth Building, Employees Displaced

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - City of Fort Worth employees are displaced from one office building for the next few days, due to bedbugs.

Eight office cubicles are affected by bedbugs at the building on 275 W. 13th Street, according to a city spokesperson. The two story building houses the citys IT operations.

A city spokesperson says about 60 employees will be displaced during the cleaning process. Some will work from home and others will work at off-site locations in the city.

There is no word on how the bugs arrived at the building. Employees seen leaving the building on Wednesday told CBS 11 News, they just found out about the bedbug problem today.

A city spokesperson says a bug problem was first reported in late October. At that time, the building was treated. The bugs came back and another treatment was performed. At the time, the city did not know they were bedbugs. A sample was tested, and once the bugs were identified, a treatment plan was developed.

Terminix Commercial Pest Control did an assessment and recommends using dry ice as the primary method of killing the bugs. According to the plan, a team of 8 to 10 people will spray dry ice into every crack and crevice, up and down every partition, the carpet and the ceiling.

Through this Friday, a janitorial crew wearing protective jumpsuits will vacuum the building to reduce the number of bedbugs.

Saturday and Sunday, the professional exterminators will apply the dry ice to both floors of the building. No other employees will be allowed in the building.

Sunday night a janitorial contractor will make sure the building is ready for occupancy.

Monday the building is expected to be open for normal business.

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