Augusta City Center reopens after man unleashes 100 live bedbugs inside

NOW: City center back open after bed bug debacle

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- City Center in Augusta reopened Monday after a man dumped a cup full of bed bugs in the General Assistance office last week.

The Director of Development Services, Matt Nazar, says a man came into the office Friday morning asking for help with a bed bug problem. When staff said he didn't qualify for assistance, the man left, then returned to office later that afternoon with a cup containing more than 100 bed bugs.
 
They say he dumped the bugs out on the counter, scattering them everywhere. 
 
Staff members tried their best to contain the bugs, but decided to close the entire building in case they spread to other offices.
 
Police would not comment on whether the man carrying the bugs will be charged, or what he would be charged with.
 
Bed bug detecting dogs will be brought in this week to make sure the offices are bug free.
 

Copyright 2017 Kennebec Journal


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