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Bed Bugs In Homeless Shelter

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(AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology, Tim McCoy, File)

Michigan is reporting more cases of bed bugs. And the pesky insects have no boundaries, including a local homeless shelter.

Angela Kennedy, director of Salmon House on Detroit’s northwest side and, says they’ve battled with the bugs for about a year.

Kennedy tells WWJ they’ve learned a lot about getting rid of the bugs, but it’s proved to be a difficult task.

“It’s just a huge problem and it’s kind of rather stunning as it’s coming back in recent time,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy says the bed bug problem has caused them to make a change in their donation policy.

“One of the things that we stopped doing was accepting donated furniture, like donated couches and donated soft chairs, and so forth, because that was responsible for one problem that we had,” said Kennedy.

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