Portland housing project has 'bedbug sauna'
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A new public housing complex in Portland has a "bedbug sauna" to prevent infestations of the pest.
It's a room the size of a closet that heats the possessions of all new residents to about 130 degrees for several hours to kill bedbugs.
The bedbug sauna is reducing outbreaks at Bud Clark Commons, a 130-unit complex operated by Home Forward, formerly the Housing Authority of Portland.
The Oregonian reports bedbugs remain a problem in Portland, not just in public housing, but also in hotels and homes. But prevention and pest control methods are having some success.
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