Halifax buses fumigated after second bed bug complaint

HALIFAX - Two Halifax Transit buses have been temporarily pulled from service after complaints of bed bugs hitching free rides.

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Municipal spokeswoman Tiffany Chase says two riders on separate buses have complained about seeing one of the tiny, blood-loving bugs during their commute.

She says both buses will be thoroughly cleaned and fumigated as a precaution before returning to their routes.

The first complaint came from commuter Jason Johnson, who says he saw the bug crawling on a bus seat Monday night.

The 37-year-old snapped a photo of the insect, killed it with a piece of newspaper, and then stripped down naked outside his home during a blizzard to avoid bringing any potentially infested clothing inside.

Chase says a second report came from a rider Wednesday who spotted a bed bug on a fellow bus passenger.


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