Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 2:17 PM
The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department is closing Roxbury Park Community Center Tuesday afternoon to fumigate for bed bugs.
Reports that the City has a case of the nasty pests in the lobby furniture are being met with a vigorous response, according to Dana Beesen, Community Services public information professional. “A professional exterminating company will fumigate the building and continue to work with the City for ongoing treatment and control. The City is following and exceeding all recommended protocols for treatment of bedbugs.”
The outdoor park area will remain open. Community Center classes schedule Tuesday will be canceled and participants notified of the closure.
“Bedbugs are very common in Los Angeles County. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but can be a nuisance if the problem is not controlled,” said the release.
Bedbugs are parasites that feed exclusively on blood. Their preferred habitat is near a warm home, in a bed or bedding, where they are active mostly at night. Mostly, they are undetected but their bites can cause rashes and allergic reactions. They have coexisted with humans for thousands of years. These pests were nearly eradicated, but made a comeback in the mid 1990s by developing resistance to pesticides.
For more information on detection and control, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/docs/bedbugs_handout.pdf