Dealing with bed bugs has been a growing concern recently, and there is a seminar coming up Tuesday on the topic.  The Rental Property Owners Association-Riverbend and the Alton Housing Authority are teaming up to offer the event at the Trimpe Building on the Lewis & Clark Community College campus at 6pm.  Registration is necessary, as there is only room for 225 people to attend.

Bed bugs can be found nesting not only in beds but also furniture, blankets, stuffed animals, and clothing.  They can hide in and travel on those items and find new homes very quickly, according to Rental Property Owners Association founder Bev Carter.

Carter comments

It's an up to four hour process to treat an apartment for bed bugs using excessive heat to kill the bugs and their eggs.  Bed bugs have been in the news in recent years following outbreaks in national hotel chains, and this local problem is being dealt with in a similar way.  You can register for the free talk on October 22 by calling (314) 438-5964.

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