South Bay Starbucks fights bed bug problem


"I've never seen a bedbug infestation in a restaurant. It is unusual," said Heather Forshey.

Forshey is the Consumer Protection division director at Santa Clara County's Department of Environmental Health. They received an anonymous complaint about bedbugs in the furniture at a Starbucks store on Bascom Avenue in Campbell.

Vector control confirmed that a specimen it received was in fact a bedbug. Forshey says Starbucks has been proactive since it learned of the infestation.

"They brought their pest control company in and they've had several treatments and there is no evidence that could be found that any bedbugs are currently there," said Forshey.

Customer Mike Healey heard about the bed bugs, but isn't really concerned. He said, "I think they've removed all of what they call the soft furniture, so I don't think it's going to be too big of a problem."

The county says the Starbucks has a pest control company that is continuing to follow up on the problem. And as Forshey points out, bedbugs bite, but they are not known to carry diseases.

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