Mattress Bug Infestation Discovered On Naval Sub In Washington State

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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) – The USS Connecticut, one of the Navy’s most elite submarines, has been hit by a bed bug infestation.

A Navy spokesman says efforts to contain the infestation aboard the ship, which is moored at Kitsap-Bremerton Naval Base, are ongoing.

Marine entomologists found the insects in the perforated bulkheads between bunks on board the Seawolf-class submarine, which carries a crew of more than 100 men.

The Navy says the bed bugs were only recently discovered.

But several family members of seafarers told the Kitsap Sun they believe the infestation was a problem last year.