NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The bed bug infestation at Union Station in New Haven
has been cleared, according to public health officials.

Union Station had to close seating on Monday due to the infestation.

Douglas Hausladen, the executive director of Park New Haven, told News 8 the
bed bug infestation was first reported by a passenger who saw one on a seat.

Officials said Union Station underwent a deep cleaning on Sunday and Monday

Public health officials said passengers are safe as the area has been deeply sanitized.

“It’s helpful the surfaces are all wood and on hardscapes so bedbugs
are going to be easily found, easily treated and taken care of,” Hausladen

Officials said they are unsure how the infestation occurred.

“We were able to address the complaint when it came in and it was
isolated to one area. So I think folks can be reasonably assured that they are
safe but at the same time it doesn’t hurt to take extreme caution and you can
follow CDC protocol on what to do if there is a potential scare,” Hausladen

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