Dead bedbugs were found in Poughkeepsie Fire Station 1 on Clover Street, according to city Fire Chief Mark Johnson.
Johnson said that, although the exterminator didn’t find live bugs, the situation was being treated as if live bugs were found.
“We’re just being cautious, cleaning everything out and treating the room to make sure there’s no other issues,” he said.
He said every year the city, under contract, pays for inspections at every firehouse for this type of issue. He said firefighters go to a variety of locations and can bring back material, like bed bugs, without knowing.
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