Chicago CTA Red Line Car Idled by Bed Bug Report

Chicago CTA Red Line Car Idled by Bed Bug Report

According to the Chicago Tribune, a passenger report of bed bugs led the Chicago Transit Authority to pull a rail car off the Red Line for inspection, a CTA spokeswoman said.

September 28, 2016

According to the Chicago Tribune, a passenger report of bed bugs led the Chicago Transit Authority to pull a rail car off the Red Line for inspection, a CTA spokeswoman said Tuesday.

CTA procedure is to pull the car from service and thoroughly inspect it," spokeswoman Irene Ferradaz said.

Ferradaz said a contract exterminator would inspect the car for bugs, and even if it does not find any the car will get "general preventative treatment" and be scrubbed top to bottom before being put back in service, Ferradaz said.

A rider reported Monday on the Reddit website that his seat was infested with bedbugs. The rider, who was going south toward the Loop, reported capturing two of the insects in a sealed bag and taking them to a doctor, who confirmed they were bed bugs.

Source: Chicago Tribune