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In Nashville Tennessee an inmate at the South Central Correctional Center sent a NBC affiliate in Nashville proof that they are dealing with bed bugs in the prison. The news team at WSMV News 4 where the bed bugs arrived at from the prison were then sent to an entomologist Dr. Steven Murphree.

“I can tell it’s a bed bug. I just haven’t seen one that is so large like that” said Murphree. The letter that was sent to the news station went on to say that the bed bugs were a problem in the mental health building of the prison for over a year now. The inmate said while the employees do spray once in a while the spray does not work and the bed bugs persist.

Dr. Steven Murphree went on to say that “The Sooner these infestations can be identified and dealt with the better before they get really big” This is the common practice when dealing with bed bug infestations.  He went on to say that “As Long as there is a blood source for the bed bugs they are not going to be finicky about it. They are going to continue to blood-feed and grow and increase their numbers.”

CivicCore the company that owns and operates the correctional facility had this statement to say about the issue ““The health and safety of our employees and the individuals entrusted to our care is our top priority. CoreCivic received a report concerning the possible presence of bedbugs at South Central Correctional Center in August 2017. Facility leadership moved aggressively to address the issue”

The whole issue illustrates the importance of having a good pest removal plan and how damaging it can be when pests strike. If your or someone you know is dealing with bed bugs or any other pests in the greater Boston area contact Johnny B’s Pest Control today. See why we have been eliminating pests in the greater Boston are for over 30 years!

 

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