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SPOKANE, Wash. - We've all heard the saying, 'sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite.'

One Spokane family has had a really hard time doing that the last few months because the bed bugs have infested their house.

Jon Bird said the problem started this summer when his family had couches delivered.

"The exterminator confirmed that it originated from the couch. The company paid for them to take care of it and they did two treatments and within two days we saw bugs again," said Bird.

Pointe Pest Control is seeing what they can do. Heaters are set to 133 degrees to kill the bugs before the problem gets worse.

"A gravid female can lay five to ten eggs a day. But that's hundreds of bed bugs laying hundreds of bed bugs a day," said Raymond Vanderlouw, Brand Ambassador for Pointe Pest Control.

It's a service that would cost $4,000But Jon Bird won't have to pay one penny.

"It's the time of the season when money should be spent on presents and taking care of one another and we had to do this for this family," said Vanderlouw.

"It's a pretty cool Christmas gift that they're giving us this year," said Bird.

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