Bakersfield.com reported that during the the last two months, the Kern County Department of Human Services has battled encroaching bed bugs at its call center on Wilson Road in Bakersfield.
Employees have reported bed bugs an estimated six times at that location since June, according to Deputy Chief Cindy Uetz, who added that she believes the problem has receded.
Uetz told Bakersfield.com, “It is serious. It is something that we are responding to seriously, to make sure that if we do have somebody who reports it to us, we do make sure that we respond immediately.”
The department has provided employees of the call center, called the Kinship Center, with plastic bags to stow their belongings, lint rollers and plastic booties to wear in an effort to prevent the bugs from spreading to homes and other places.
On July 26, Dewey Pest Control completed the last round of a series of sprays meant to eradicate the insects from the premises, the website reported.