Sunday, November 13, 2016

HQ Infestation

The Public Safety Building is the subject of an anonymous OSHA complaint because otherwise, the City won't do a thing about it:
  • State authorities are investigating a bed bug infestation at Chicago Police Headquarters.

    [...]

    This year officers kept personal belongings in Ziplock bags, desk crevices were taped to trap bedbugs. The goal was to avoid officers getting bit.

    In 2014, an officer had bites on his ankle. Another had bites just below the calf. One was bitten on the back of the neck.

    “I do not understand why the department would not take the position of being protective on their employees because it is in their best interest to protect the entire building,” said Marlon Harvey, Chairman Safety Committee FOP Lodge 7.

    A few months ago, an anonymous complaint was sent to the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Illinois OSHA). Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office received this letter. It requests information be sent by November 3, 2016 about the “pest control plan” at headquarters.
Personally, we blame bed bugs on the people bringing beds to Public Safety Headquarters - irefightersfay.

We kid! We kid!!!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: What did local Dan McGrath, sports, say about Mt. Greenwood this past Friday on WTTW Channel 11? May have heard it wrong.

11/13/2016 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in 2011 I was in records and we were infested.
They refused to do anything
they never acknowledge there was any problem.

plenty of civilians and sworn complained but
the bosses are always right

11/13/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a bag full of the little critters and dump them at a City Council meeting.

Seriously. That will get some action.

Just reading this post makes me itch.

11/13/2016 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That place has been full of lice for years! They are easy to spot as most wear white shirts.

11/13/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many anonymous complaints about study materials were sent to the DOJ?

11/13/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just tent the building and start pumping in the pesticide?

Might be one way to clean up the department...

Not.

11/13/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN! No good deed goes unpunished. You try to make the special study modulus more comfortable, and someone brings tiny visitors from home to wreak havoc. The mattresses underneath certain subject matter experts' desks will soon vanish into the dark!

11/13/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how I get hassled about pulling into the lot about needing to show my ID, but sexual predators are free to roam around freely and congregate like it's a friggin' barbecue at Dan Dyan woods all day long.

Just another choice of society's priorities that has always left me scratching my head.....

11/13/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am CFD and. LOL

11/13/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not too many things worse than bedbugs, except maybe fleas or head lice. Gross.

11/13/2016 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I can imagine the walls there in HQ have millions, went there a couple years ago and noticed quite a few crotch scratchers. The bums sleeping in the lobby love the bed bugs, they are like candy mints to eat.

All the brass have all about taken them home to their warm beds at homes.

City buildings are a micro biologists dream, they can find virus' never seen to mankind. yet. The soil of the HQ was a old dumping site of sludge and waste products in the late 1800'. I do feel for the people that have to work 8 hours in these dangerous and toxic city buildings. It is tragic for city employee' . The hall could care less. Homan sq is one of the worse. Many people came up with bad illnesses there.

Remember - Bedbug Lives Matter TOO ! Not meant to be funny, but had to write it.

11/13/2016 05:23:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Call Orkin. Quick!

I can't stop scratching.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/13/2016 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy did OSHA ever investigate the black mold at 025/A5? The place is a fucking Cancer Cluster!

11/13/2016 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bedbugs are NOW relatively simple to deal with.

http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/

I went thru this hassle in an apartment building I own last year. Adults literally crying in fear.

ONce the bugs come in contact with the stuff they're dead in a few hours. Also get the little "bowls" and place them under bedposts. Put small bit of the powder along all baseboards with small brush. Real hassle, but better than the insanity the bedbugs cause.

Diatomaceous Earth used to be one recommended way. Not anymore. Heat is probably the best overall way to get rid of them very quickly but good luck heating up a large building to the appropriate temperature for a number of hours.

I'm sure some Daley relative can create a company to handle this type of work.

This future product looks promising too.

http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0615-pheromone-laced-bed-bug-trap/

Naturally the company initially planning to market it went bankrupt just before.

11/13/2016 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that the bed bug problem started when CFD moved into the building.

11/13/2016 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bed bugs can be transported on clothing or in briefcases. They seem to be everywhere. But, CPD not giving a care about their employees is nothing new. I worked in the old HQ up on the 12th floor. The place was infested with roaches which used to crawl out of the typewriters while you were working. Human feces ran down the walls from the lockup on 13 floor. The windows leaked, snow and ice would form on the inside and at times there was no heat . We were told to put on our winter coats and continue to work. These are conditions that no one would tolerate in the private sector. The union did not care back then, so some things have changed. Once I retired and went into the private sector I was absolutely amazed on how well the company treated its employees. I was not used to that. On CPD these gold stars are empowered to treat those in their units like trash. And, they get away with it. Officers have to put up with it under threat of a transfer to less favorable conditions. It should not be that way.

11/13/2016 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That has to be a pretty bad infestation. Since bedbugs are like cockroaches which hide when light is present. And when personnel are present there are lights on.

I'm retired now, and I'm glad I never brought them home...Just like the city... never admit there is a problem until it is Overwhelming.

So... along those lines...HQ is WINING the bedbug problem, and reports of infestation are down from the same period last year. We have increased manpower in infested areas, and made this a priority.

Special Ed released a press statement That says "The overall bedbug infestation is dropping, and you can take that to the bank."

Liberals...Do you get it....???

11/13/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't the cheaters being fired!!! DOJ is a big joke. They aren't being fired because they are democrats.

11/13/2016 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get used to it HQ is the ghetto home away from home for most of the west and south side gold braids,parking lot probably has empty half dog bottles and used condoms...

11/13/2016 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Barb bringing a bed to nap in along with her pillows ?

11/13/2016 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should do something about those homeless sex offenders. They supervisors at HQ have known about it for years and have ignored the problem.

11/13/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Building was already infested with Rats, so bed bugs are much less of a problem. Baby"G"

11/13/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another headline these terrorists that we know barry and hillary allowed into this country must be stamped out like cockroaches:

ISIS Guide: Rent U-Haul as a Weapon, Target Thanksgiving Day Parade or Political Rallies

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/11/12/isis-guide-rent-u-haul-as-a-weapon-target-thanksgiving-day-parade-or-political-rallies/

Just as usual they make threats all the time as the saying goes they only have to be correct once, us correct every-time! President Trump is correct again, all you protestors terrorist wanna bes fuck you! Protect blue always!!

11/13/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chiggers, mites and ticks,
oh my...

Just like back in the old cha high-rise
days when we would just marvel at
the abject filthiness of those towering
dung heaps we had to Police...

"The rats got roaches, the roaches
have fleas and the fleas got ticks"

Civilian neighbors looking at us like
we've lost our mind because we
would be in the hallway stripping
down to our skivvies while bagging/
spraying our uniform.

Now if only OSHA would move on the
city knowingly keeping notorious cancer
& upper respiratory disease hot-spot
Police facilities instead of mitigating those.

Heh...

Maybe that's why Rahm pushed so hard to
dump retirees... His actuaries told him that
the city could foreseeably be on the hook
BIG TIME for refusing to address that issue
on the front end.

How many YOUNG men and women are
sick and have died or are dying because of
these "sick buildings" the mayor's office forces
Policemen to work in.

Forget about FOP taking the lead on doing anything,
they've been co-opted by City Hall since the beginning
and now more so than ever before.

It's horribly tragic when, "I gotta get my kid promoted/
I gotta secure my post-retirement feather-bed" comes
at the very real expense and detriment of FOP members.

"Yeah, I bit ya, but you KNEW I was a snake
anyways, so shame on YOU for picking me up"

Oh well...

Perhaps with the NATIONALLY ordered regime
change in D.C. and the doers of Chicago Fuckery
losing access, cover and shielding, perhaps some
measure of vengeance can be exacted on our
behalf.

You know...
Since we had "rules" and "conditions of employment"
that made it difficult for us to defend ourselves and
actually fight back.

11/13/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is just a sign of the modern times we live in and a liberal progressive society. The great unwashed rule Chicago.

11/13/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heres an idea put a tent over the building with all the bosses in it and then fumigate it bam! two problems solved.

11/13/2016 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe there are too many beds inside headquarters?

11/13/2016 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey old timers, remember when we had cuffs on r pants, the cock roaches would
hitchhike to your home inside the cuff.

11/13/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprisingly, the administration is as blind to the bug infestation of this building as it is to the thug infestation plaguing its streets.

Time to call the exterminators.

11/13/2016 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh those poor people who work at HQ, I feel so bad for them. Having to deal with the dangerous police work of secretarial duties. I hope those bed bugs aren't armed, and remember to turn the body cameras on when you interact with them, otherwise a CR will be generated for failing to do so. I weep just thinking about the horrors you all have to deal with, I think PTSD disability is in order for all of you.

11/13/2016 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year I attended some seminar at HQ. The bathroom nearest the conference room was inhabited by a homeless person sponge bathing with about three suitcases/duffelbags full of bust-out nonsense. The desk crew and powers that be had no issue with this. Add in the derelict sex offenders loitering and you have the root cause of said infestations. Pathetic and disgusting along with embarrassing. Is there anything this department has any pride or dignity about?

11/13/2016 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't care about us or our working environment or our health. You should have see the nasty mold spores and fungus growing in the old CPD bldg on Pershing and Wood

11/13/2016 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would the think tanks that run this Dept. care.
They send you to train at Near North. A building that should be condemned, loaded with roaches, rats, rat shit and asbestos.
Next time your at 51st/Wentworth look up in the fluorescent lights. Roaches so big you could walk them with a leash.
Districts with methane gas oozing back into the locker rooms from the toilets because the cheapest bidder said they could run some plumbing.

The only way to combat bed bugs is HEAT. They will only die after the areas of infestation reach a certain temperature. If HQ doesn't remove all furniture and carpets and hire a company to bring in equipment to heat the entire building to the necessary temperature the bed bugs will remain.

11/13/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT: What did local Dan McGrath, sports, say about Mt. Greenwood this past Friday on WTTW Channel 11? May have heard it wrong.

11/13/2016 12:13:00 AM

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/11/11/week-review-extraordinary-election-ends-upset

First video. McGrath starts talking about Mt. Greenwood at 20.50...
He stated, Mt. Greenwood was filled with people of great hatred.
McGrath said he grew up a town over, and most residents are police, firemen, etc.
He criticizes people who say, Blue Lives Matter!! He's an idiot!!!

11/13/2016 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where'd they come from?

* Infested homeless camping out in the lobby?

* Cop that picked it up from an infested homeless somewhere?

* Civilian who's building was infested?

It's important to try to figure out so you can prevent them from getting back in after you get rid of them (which is a bitch)

11/13/2016 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't this start when they began sex offender registry officer on the first floor?

11/13/2016 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make no joke about it, the occupants, tenants and required visitors all unwillingly contribute in some manner to the infestation.
It's a fact that some folks are sympathetic to all living things, some folks are hosts to critters and some critters are just itinerant hitchhikers.
Sanitation is the first step in ridding pests of all kinds.
Elimination of sources of free food and shelter is just as essential.
Ignoring and obliging safe harbor for pests will only increase the problem.

Controlling bedbugs, roaches or rats is an easy task.
Just give them jobs, make them pay rent, high taxes and call them racist bigoted republicans.
Then watch them leave.

11/13/2016 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are going to be really busy soon getting the illegal invading criminals out of this country this is great news,as long as we are protected federally for doing our jobs:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-elect-trump-says-how-many-immigrants-hell-deport/

we are going to lose 1.33 BILLION that's a lot of money due to the criminal sanctuary cities concept that rahm and the 50 have kept violating federal laws:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/10/chicagos-sanctuary-city-status-could-be-a-problem-with-trump-administration/

Chicago’s reputation as a safe haven for undocumented immigrants could cost it billions of dollars under the Trump administration.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

Chicago’s designation as “sanctuary city” means the undocumented Mexican Americans who shop in Little Village have, what the head of the chamber of commerce calls, “peace of mind.”

That peace of mind came in 2012 when the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance saying undocumented immigrants stopped by police for minor crimes would not have fear of deportation because authorities won’t call immigration officials.

“They’re gonna be stopped for speeding, but the officer will not ask them for documents proving they’re a citizen or not,” Jaimie Di Paulo says.

That policy doesn’t sit well with President elect Donald Trump, who threatened to cancel federal funding to sanctuary cities.

In Chicago, that’s an anticipated $1.33 billion for 2017 — money that is used for everything from building bridges to feeding students. It’s money Trump supporters don’t want the city to lose just to protect illegal immigrants.

“When people break the law there are consequences, and being here illegally is, as the name implies, breaking the law,” Jeff Halm says.

Mayor Emanuel has indicated he’s committed to Chicago remaining a sanctuary city, but Trump’s stance against illegals still stings.

“You don’t see too many people on the streets,” Little Village merchant Andres Moya says.

Emanuel says the President-elect has yet to set out his formal agenda.

So rahm says he is committed to making the highly taxed city sanctuary city! rahm "law and order" simple as that follow the law! Just think obey the law rahm with that money you could use it to fund the police pension as required by law,and you could make Chicago very safe hiring as many coppers as needed and opening up sections of the jail closed keep the criminals there for a long while no more i bond bullshit to any repeat offenders! the people have spoken we are tired of the same old we want to be great again all aboard mayor and elected!

11/13/2016 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having to deal with the damn things elsewhere. Had to dump furniture, spray and heat a building up to almost 140 degrees.

This makes me mad because people I know work there. Here is what might get some action.

Report that you have seen the bugs in Special Ed's and other important peoples' offices and call the janitors for an immediate cleanup.

Get photos and videos of the critters, going from an identifiable room marker down to their itty-bitty level. Get that out to the news media and they might ask Special Ed about what he is doing about and hopefully he will do more than scratch his head, or his crotch or ankles.

If all else fails wear a Tyvek suit, put your desk on top those barriers you can buy at a hardware store and spray your workspace and get some use out of that gas mask we were issued.

11/13/2016 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not too many things worse than bedbugs, except maybe fleas or head lice. Gross.

11/13/2016 03:55:00 AM

Maybe — The Chicago River turning red ...
— Invasion of the frogs ... - swarms of locusts
- Roving packs of wolves (two legged maybe)
boils. ... fiery hail. ... darkness...
and the death of the first born.

We need a Moses for an Exodus from bondage in this town.

11/13/2016 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many sex offenders there every day.

11/13/2016 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Garry McCarthy's Blown-out Liver said...

The only infestation at HQ that I've seen is liars, cheats, over promoted hacks, police haters, cucks, yes-men, head queens, drunks, scammers, functionally illiterate, and people almost as arrogant as the Big G himself in his heyday, before he got fired and is now subjecting me to a quart of rot gut whisky a day.

Carry on.

11/13/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea. You don't like working at h q because of bed bugs bid to a district and work a car. We need you out here!

11/13/2016 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger JohnL said...

I have an idea, blame it on George Bush and Donald Trump.They get the blame for everything else.
Blue Lives Matter!!!

11/13/2016 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the new President Trump Administration makes life a living hell for Sanctuary cities run by Dummycrats like Rahm!

Let's go Trump! Drop the hammer on Rahm and ilk!

11/13/2016 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some dirty civilian on the 3rd floor is bringing them in.

11/13/2016 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

When you got idiots negotiating with a domestic terrorist group do you really have to wonder why...have we hit bottom yet?

11/13/2016 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Obviously said...

I bet the fucking Republicans brought them in the building . . yeah right guess again.

11/13/2016 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump is only seeking criminals to deport, so I'm figuring 50 aldermen will soon be on a plane.

11/13/2016 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at the people that work there

11/14/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try these if you need evidence.

http://buggybeds.com/

11/14/2016 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's an "irefightersfay"?

11/14/2016 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the clientele that works there it is a miracle that there problem is only bedbugs, they fail to tell about the ROACHES that these mutts bring from home. Just because they work for the department t sure doesn't make them the winners of the good housekeeping awards. There should be no eating g at any work station. Oh and the rats are decent size there too.

11/14/2016 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey old timers, remember when we had cuffs on r pants, the cock roaches would
hitchhike to your home inside the cuff.

11/13/2016 10:38:00 AM

Yes, many times my wife made me undress in the garage when I came home. LOL

11/15/2016 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the exterminators said not bed bugs but other type but there because people are slobs

11/15/2016 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
the exterminators said not bed bugs but other type but there because people are slobs

11/15/2016 07:27:00 PM

What are you saying? Butt Bugs?

11/16/2016 11:21:00 AM  

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