TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - One resident of the Econo Lodge in Terre Haute reported a bed bug problem in his room.
Randy Sims is moving out of the motel now, and the hotel is moving in for clean up.
Bed bugs aren't a Health Department issue, according to the Vigo County Health Department, but they are reported as a frustrating insect by nearly everyone that comes into contact with them.
Many hotels and motels across the country fight the issue. The Econo Lodge in Terre Haute reports this is just their third case in five years, but they're taking it very seriously.
The entire building connected to the single room that's reportedly infested will be cleared out, and a company specializing in killing off the insect will be in to clean the room.
The Vigo County Health Department recommends that everyone check any hotel room, motel room, or overnight stay location that you and your family will spend time in.
Here's a link to the CDC to learn more about bed bugs, what you need to look for, and what to know.
According to a local company, bed bugs must be kept at more than 118 degrees for 4 hours or more to kill off the bed bugs.
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