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Bed bugs found in Johnston social services building

Posted January 28

Johnston County officials shut down the Department of Social Services Main Building Thursday after bed bugs were found in the waiting area and a few offices.
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— Johnston County officials shut down the Department of Social Services Main Building Thursday after bed bugs were found in the waiting area and a few offices.

The building, at 714 North St. in Smithfield, was treated by a pest control specialist on Thursday and would reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that live by feeding off the blood of humans. They do not transmit disease, officials said.

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  • Jim Hinnant Jan 28, 2016
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    But....but.

  • Dale Xavier Jan 28, 2016
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    NASTY!!!!!!! So they found them in the waiting room and " a few offices". Yeah, these creatures have no problem at all hiding in the crevices of walls, in joints of furniture or under upholstery. You have a seat, read your " Our State" magazine and the little bloodsuckers have already laid a few eggs or hitched a ride on your coat for you to return home, throw your coat on the couch or your bed and infect your entire residence! The bugs are highly resistant to bug spray and often the only way to get rid of them is to force superheated air into the building for several hours.

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 28, 2016
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    Ewwwww

  • Chase Truman Jan 28, 2016
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    Oh heeeeeeck no. Bed bugs are my biggest phobia because they are so hard to eradicate from a building. No thank you.