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The Bobster
11-01-2016, 11:49 AM

Trenton Welfare Office Deploys Dryer Sheets to Curb Bed Bugs
Published at 8:23 AM EDT on Nov 1, 2016

Officials say dryer sheets have been placed in the bathrooms of Trenton's city welfare office in efforts to prevent bedbugs from spreading through the building.

The Trentonian reports a sign placed next to a box of dryer sheets in a bathroom states the sheets, which are typically used to remove static, should be used to wipe down clothing in the event of a bedbug exposure.

Social Services Director Barbara Buckley says they're hoping the bedbugs will cling to the dryer sheets.

Buckley says people who are exposed to the bugs will be sent to an occupational health doctor. She says the office is under a regular extermination schedule.

Buckley says bedbugs, fleas and ticks are a constant issue at the office because they have different visitors every day.