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Goodwill Shuts Down Bedbug-Infested Warehouses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Goodwill Industries has shut down two Bay Area warehouses and thrown out most of the goods. The reason? Bedbugs.

Local Goodwill spokesman Tim Murray tells the San Francisco Chronicle that workers spotted bedbug evidence on Friday at warehouses in San Francisco and Burlingame.

The warehouses were shut down Saturday and the goods thrown out over the weekend. Exterminators and bedbug-sniffing dogs are working to find and clean out the pests.

Murray says most of Goodwill's money comes from the sale of donated goods so the infestations will have a heavy financial impact. He says people should wait a week or two to resume donations -- and of course, they shouldn't donate any household goods they suspect might have pests.

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