THAN 60 YEARS TROPICAL BEDBUGS ARE BACK. WHERE THEY’RE MAKING THEIR MARK HERE IN FLORIDA. GOOD EVENING. I’M KEITH CATE. AND I’M JENNIFER LEIGH. ATTENTION K-MART SHOPPERS AND SEARS FANS SHOULD LISTEN UP, TOO. THIS MAY BE THE LAST HOLIDAY SEASON FOR THE TWO VETERAN RETAILERS. RATINGS COMPANIES WARN BOTH MAY GO OUT OF BUSINESS IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS. ONE THING WE KNOW FOR SURE, THE TYRONE SQUARE SEARS STORE IS CLOSING IN JANUARY PUTTING AN END TO A LONG TIME INSTITUTION IN ST. PETERSBURG AND MORE CLOSINGS COULD BE ON THE WAY. PETER BERNARD IS ON THE NIGHT BEAT FOR US IN ST. PETERSBURG. YOU’RE AT THE MALL. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS? Reporter: THE OFFICIAL COUNT IS UP WITH 126. THERE’S 114 PEOPLE AT THE MAIN STORE THAT WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS, ANOTHER 12 AT THE AUTO CENTER. SEARS AND CO-OWNED K-MART ARE IN DIRE FINANCIAL CONDITION. THIS STORE IS ALREADY STARTING DISCOUNTS. IT HAS STOOD AS A BEACON OF RETAIL FOR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS, BUT NOW THE TYRONE SEARS STORE IS DISCOUNTING INVENTORY. COME LATE JANUARY IT WILL CLOSE AND BE TORN DOWN. I REMEMBER WHEN THEY BUILT IT, SO I’VE LIVED HERE ON AND OFF FOR DECADES AND WE WERE ALL RAISED IN SEARS. Reporter: THIS CURRENT SEARS EMPLOYEE ASKED WE NOT SHOW HER FACE. SHE TELLS ME NEWS OF THE TYRONE SEARS CLOSING SENT COMING AS A SHOCK — ISN’T COMING AS A SHOCK. IT’S SAD, BUT IT’S KIND OF INEVITABLE AT THIS POINT. WE’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT A LONG TIME. IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW IT COINCIDES WITH CHRISTMAS. Reporter: SEARS IS CLOSING STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS WILL STOP AT DOZENS OF K-MART STORES CLOSING TO STAY AFLOAT. A SEARS SPOKESMAN DENIES THIS STORE IS PART OF THE MIX BUT ADMITS WE ARE ABSOLUTELY FOCUSED ON RESTORING SEARS HOLDINGS TO PROFITABILITY. WE ARE AN ASSET RICH ENTERPRISE WITH MULTIPLE RESOURCES AT OUR DISPOSAL. CUSTOMERS ARE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THIS STORE GO. IS IT PART OF THE FAMILY — IT IS PART OF THE FAMILY. MY MOTHER IS DIE HARD KENMORE. Reporter: MANY YEARS AGO HANK KETTLEMAN WAS A REPAIRMAN. MAYBE SIX PEOPLE WERE IN THE ENTIRE STORE THE LAST TIME WE WERE THERE. I GUESS EVERYBODY IS GOING TO WAL-MART OR SHOPPING ONLINE. Reporter: RATINGS COMPANY BELIEVES BANKRUPTCY IS ALMOST CERTAIN FOR SEARS IN THE NEXT ONE TO TWO YEARS. SOME SUPPLIERS ARE LIMITING DELIVERIES FEARING THEY WON’T GET PAID. FOR SOME STORES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS THE LAST. WE KNOW PEOPLE WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS, BUT I SUPPOSE IF THERE WAS ANY SILVER LINING, IT MIGHT BE FOR CONSUMERS, FOR SHOPPERS? Reporter: YOU CAN SAVE RIGHT NOW. THEY’VE GOT SOME STORE DISCOUNTS ALREADY, BUT THE EMPLOYEE WE TALKED TO SAID AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE STORE CLOSING, THOSE DISCOUNTS ARE