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By Steffani Schwierking


August 19, 2010
Thursday AM

Bedbugs are definitely a problem and can create a great deal of financial and mental distress, especially among the elder. The cause of bedbugs though is not the over crowding of apartments. Overcrowding has occurred before the infestation began in the Tongass Towers or Marine View Apartments. Most overcrowding is due the economy and cost of living, so families are helping out other family members or friends are trying to get by.

Bedbugs have nothing to do with overcrowding. Bedbugs can be transferred in anyone's belongings from anywhere. Overcrowding is not the cause of bedbugs or the reason why bedbugs remain. Educating people on how to get rid of them and if needed assist them.

Steffani Schwierking
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I have a Bachelor's in Social Work."

Received August 18, 2010 - Published August 19, 2010


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