MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Bed bugs have been discovered at four City of Myrtle Beach Fire stations, according to Battalion Chief Bruce Arnel with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
Chief Alvin Payne says two bedbugs were found in an officer's bunkroom at Station 6 and it will be treated Monday night.
The MBFD is doing everything in its power to eliminate this issue, according to Chief Payne.
Chief Payne says they are using the best treatment available to combat the bedbug problem and paying the company overtime to work them in Monday and Tuesday night.
Chief Arnel confirmed Monday afternoon that bed bugs were recently found at Stations 1, 3 and 5.
A letter was sent out Monday afternoon by Chief Payne stating stations 1 and 3 have been treated and station 5 will be treated on Tuesday.
The MBFD is asking all firefighters at those stations to collect their linens and remove them to be cleaned.
The firefighters have been advised by exterminators to wash all linens, including mattresses covers and to dry them for 45 minutes.
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