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Report calls on administration to acknowledge the problem and clean it up! 

Statement from Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw:

“Bed bugs are a disgusting and destructive insect that present real health dangers to people.  These blood sucking creatures have been present in the Rath Building for at least ten months.  This created an unsafe environment for employees and the public that comes here.  Surprisingly, the administration refuses to even say the word “bed bug.” I promised employees that work in county buildings and taxpayers that do business here that I would look into the matter, listen to their concerns, and be their voice for action to get this mess cleaned up.  I did just that.  We heard from a lot of union employees and even a nationally known exterminator that offered to conduct testing, free of charge.  My comprehensive report on the subject calls for a community based approach to solving the problem.  The first step in solving the problem is getting the administration to acknowledge it exists.  The rest is simple.”

For a PDF of the Report, click here.