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Bed bugs problem persists at residential tower building

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It was last summer when we first took you to Houston Heights Tower in the Heights. Residents had a bed bug of problem that left many of them running from their rooms at night.

Now let's fast forward -- despite bringing in exterminators, the bed bug problem continues at Houston Heights Tower.

Kenneth Smiley is a resident at the tower. He says, "I know a lot of people have had the bed bugs and they've been treating them for the last four to five months they seem to travel and they get rid of them and they come right back."

And that's the problem. Pest control experts say even if you receive a major treatment for bed bugs if the items infected like furniture, carpet, and clothing aren't destroyed the begs will keep coming back. It's what they've experienced at Houston Heights for months.

Hope Aguirre has been the manager at Houston Heights for 30 years. She says they've nearly run out of options to keep the bed bugs away.

Aguirre says, "the residents are bringing them also in their clothes down to the sofas...we have to work together to try and tackle the problem. Yes," says Aguirre. "We're trying very hard we do have exterminators that come over here and do there best to kill the bugs they're using that heat treatment."

But so far it has not put an end to the problem. Aguirre says it seems to be a mix of issues that complicate the bed bug problem. Residents like Kenneth Smiley are just hoping for the best before he gets bit.

Smiley says, "they don't think enough is being done but I don't know what else they can do to be honest."

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