Hempfield Apartment Complex Infested With Bed Bugs for Second Time This Yea

WPXI.com (Pittsburgh, PA)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA - A low-income apartment complex in Hempfield Township is reportedly infested with bedbugs for the second time this year.

The director of the Westmoreland County Housing Authority said there is at least one confirmed case of the bugs in a unit inside of the Hempfield Towers apartment complex.

Officials said they are aggressively treating the problem and are bringing in exterminators to handle the issue. On Friday, all of the more than 200 apartments will be sprayed by exterminators.

"I don't think they're in everybody's apartments. Maybe a couple of people and that's it," resident Bob Casson said. "But they're going to be spraying all of the apartments."

The director of the Westmoreland County Housing Authority told Channel 11's Courtney Brennan that they are "aggressively combating" the problem and will do "whatever they have to" in order to get rid of the bugs.

Channel 11 News first reported about a bedbug problem in the Hempfield Towers earlier this year. Officials said only infested apartments were treated at the time.