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April 25, 2014DES MOINES, Iowa |  By: Associated Press (AP) / Danielle Mullens

Bed Bugs in Court

A class-action lawsuit against two downtown Des Moines apartment buildings for bed bugs will have a three day hearing for any objections on a proposed $2.45 million dollar settlement.
Payments to the estimated 300 current and former residents of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower could range from $200 to $6,000.
Recent reports of bed bugs have also been made in the northwest Missouri area.  
Environmental Public Health Specialist for Buchanan County, Thomas Beavers, says if you get bed bugs to call an exterminator.

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Beavers says bed bugs usually enter homes when they are carried in by people. He adds it's not just homes that can see bed bugs.

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Beavers adds bed bugs are visible so he advises you to be mindful of where you are going and check areas where you will sit or lay things.