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The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 6
Bed bugs invade SLO homeless shelter—again
BY MATT FOUNTAIN
About two months after bed bugs first prompted a temporary closure of the Maxine Lewis homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo, the little critters have once again made an unwelcome appearance.
Dee Torres, homeless services coordinator for the Community Action Partnership of SLO County, reported to the City Council on Sept. 3 that the bugs were discovered during a routine checkup with a bed bug-sniffing dog.
According to Torres, the shelter has quarantined the affected area, losing some 22 beds in the process. The shelter has a total of 50 beds.
Torres added that the shelter can continue to serve clients in other, unaffected dorms.
As of press time, shelter staffers were working to start a heat treatment process to kill the bugs.
This latest incident marks the third time since July the parasites have required the closure of a section of the shelter.
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