Bed bugs discovered in casino, Potawatomi take action to treat areas

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Officials with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino said on Wednesday, September 24th that bed bugs were discovered in "a few isolated areas of the casino."

In a statement released by the Potawatomi, officials said the following:

"We immediately treated those areas and are working diligently to ensure no other areas are affected. We have not found any evidence of this issue in the hotel.

"Outside experts will be working on site over the next several days to ensure the issue is eradicated and to establish a system to prevent any future recurrence. We are also working closely with the city of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the presence of bed bugs should not be considered as a medical or public health hazard. Bed bugs are also not known to spread disease. The CDC says bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

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