Northern Nevada Neighborhood Infested With Mystery Bugs

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) – One Spanish Springs neighborhood is dealing with a nasty bug infestation.

“It’s just creepy in ways, like whenever you think about it, you just feel it,” neighbor Logan said.

The Morris family has tried everything to get rid of them and nothing has worked.

“We’ve tried vinegar. We’ve tried bleach. Vinegar doesn’t affect them whatsoever. Bleach of course does kill them, but even there unless you’ve got a very large sprayer, you’re not going to get them all,” homeowner Lance Morris said.

KOLO 8 News Now wasn’t able to get ahold of any entomologists or exterminators Sunday, but we’re hoping to find answers Monday.
From our research, we believe they’re false chinch bugs, tiny little bugs that might be harmless, but can cover homes. Even pesticides and bug killer won’t keep these pests away.

“I do have some bug killer that does work slowly, but it’s supposed to be a barrier to keep them from coming back and that doesn’t affect them. They’ll just cross right over,” Morris said.

If they don’t find a solution, the Morris family doesn’t know how much longer they can stay in their home.


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