Bedbug found on bench in Providence courthouse

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    A single bedbug was discovered on a bench in the fifth floor of the Garrahy Judicial Complex Monday.

    A spokeswoman from the Rhode Island Supreme Court told NBC 10 News the bench was removed.

    “We are continuing to monitor the situation,” the spokeswoman noted in an email. “Our plan remains to complete weekly comprehensive pest inspections and to conduct a second K-9 pest inspection, which is scheduled for Saturday.”

    Earlier that day, the Rhode Island Judiciary said that no live bedbugs were found during an inspection of the courthouse.

    According to court officials, after a search this weekend, K-9 units found no evidence of live bedbugs on floors 3 through 5 of the Garrahy Judicial Complex.

    The dogs will be called back on Saturday to inspect the first, second and sixth floors.

    Bedbugs were discovered in the courthouse on Aug. 24.

    Since then, officials say they've been working closely with pest-control to rectify the situation.

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