Cleveland Police to Carry Spray to Kill Bed Bugs
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
CLEVELAND - Bed bugs have been on the rise in Cleveland and now
police are taking action to try to combat the problem.
In a memo sent out to administrative units, Cleveland police said
they will be distributing spray bottles containing bed bug killer
to various districts and units.
Bottles will come in two sizes, according to the memo. Large size
16-ounce bottles will be maintained at district or unit levels,
while smaller personal spray bottles are to be kept in glove boxes
or storage areas of Division vehicles.
The memo said the spray kills on contact and is both safe and
Reports this year have described bed bugs as a rapidly increasing
problem in Cleveland.
In February, the Department of Public Health warned the public
about bed bugs and held a series of informational meeting for
ABC News released a report in March that ranked Cleveland 13th on a
list of top 50 U.S. cities with bed bugs.