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St. Johnsbury Deals With Bedbugs

The community of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is dealing with a growing bedbug problem.

The bugs were found in three apartment houses in town recently.

Town Health Officer Troy Ruggles tells the Caledonian Record there's been a growing bedbug program in other parts of the state, too.

A pest control crew used blower fans to pipe 150-degree heated air into the apartments to kill off the bedbugs in the three apartments.

Officials said the presence of bedbugs isn't a result of poor housekeeping. Bedbugs are an imported bug that are introduced by a person entering the building while a bedbug is on them.