Bedbugs have Canada Winter Games Staff Steaming
Workers are steam cleaning a dorm at a children’s camp north of Halifax in a bid to rid the building of bedbugs before athletes start arriving for the Canada Winter Games.
Games spokeswoman Melissa MacKinnon says officials will know today whether the bloodsucking pests have been eradicated from the Tim Hortons Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche.
She says a specially trained sniffer dog will be brought in to make sure the bugs are gone.
The Games start this weekend, but MacKinnon says the building with the infestation won’t be needed by alpine skiers until the following weekend.
The skiers, about 180 in all, will be competing at nearby Ski Wentworth.
The camp has had problems with bedbugs before, with some visiting schoolchildren reporting bites as recently as last November.
Source: the star.com
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