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Relief coming for Spokane Valley bed bug infestation

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A local apartment complex is dealing with one of the worst bed bug infestations experts have ever seen. They tried to fix the problem on their own but were unsuccessful.  One tenant reached out to Pointe Pest Control for advice and got a Christmas surprise she will never forget.

"It's terrible," said Brandy Mitchell. "They ruin a lot of lives. I can see why people could go insane over being bitten and being scared."

The bed bugs in Brandy's apartment have her desperate.

"These bugs are just evil," she said. "They overtake your home. They are hard to get rid of and get control over."

Brandy attempted to take care of things herself. The property manager of the low income housing complex tried too.

"We've used the conventional methods," Said property manager Alex Dawidjan. "Bug bombs, cleaning, hygiene efforts."

Dawidjan said the complex, Opportunity Hall, receives no federal funding. He said they just want to keep their tenants off the streets, making finances a challenge.

"This is an expensive project, we don't have the funding to take care of it," he said.

Brandy finally called Pointe Pest Control to get their advice. Exterminators checked the property and found bugs in every single one of the 28 units. It is a massive project, but one they are willing to take on this Christmas week for free.

Tenants spent the day Monday ridding the building of bed bug infested furniture. Most of it was so bad, it had to be tossed. Goodwill is donating a $50 gift card to each of the residents, but donations are still encouraged. If you have any furniture you can spare, call Pointe Pest Control at 509-590-4100.

The full bed bug treatment will begin Tuesday morning. 

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