The City of Concord is starting a pilot program to help control bedbug infestations in Concord.
Sgt. Russ Norris with the Concord Police Department announced the program on Tuesday in front of the Concord City Council. Bedbugs are usually eradicated after a pest control company brings in a dog, which then sniffs out the bugs. The company then uses a combination of heat & steam to kill the bugs, but something they have to use pesticides, Sgt. Norris said.
The program has three goals, Sgt. Norris said; Bedbug abatement, voluntary compliance by the property manager(s) and shared responsibility. The pilot program started back in March, and Sgt. Norris says they’ve already had nine cases.
He says they issued one citation to a property manager for non-compliance.
If you have a bedbug problem, please call 925-671-3282 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.