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Health Department investigates beg bug complaint


By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Public Health officials in Colquitt County are investigating a complaint of bed bugs at a Moultrie motel.

An anonymous caller complained about bites to the Health Department after staying at the Cocomo Inn and Suites on First Street Southeast in Moultrie. Health official say they've found no evidence of bed bugs and are waiting for an exterminators report while working with the motel.

"We're not sure we don't have an exterminator report yet so, we're just going in general for any type of bug, with them washing their sheets in hot water, putting them in a dryer on a high setting things like that," said Lawanda Lovett, Environmental Health Specialist.

Beg bugs are nuisances because they're easily spread but they're not dangerous. Health officials are also checking to see if it may have been another type of pest that caused the bites.

A motel employee showed us an invoice showing they just had a Valdosta pest control company spray the motel Tuesday but we were told that was a routine monthly spraying.  The hotel says they don't have a bed bug problem.

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