Tucson City Hall has been undergoing three months of bed bug work, including the use of a Phoenix company using bed bug-sniffing canines, Andy Squire, a spokesman for the city confirmed to Tucson.com.
The first report of bed bugs came in late September, with an employee reporting finding a dead bed bug in a file folder on the third floor. A pest control company on contract with the city inspected the third floor and found no evidence of any live bugs, but treated the east half of the floor as a precaution, Tucson.com reported. Subsequent treatments followed, Tucson.com reported.
City officials estimated it cost about $7,853 to get rid of the bed bugs, nearly half went to pay for the bed-bug sniffing dog, according to Tucson.com.