- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Officials say the Jersey City Municipal Court is no longer infested with bedbugs following the facility’s second outbreak in five years.

Chief Municipal Judge Carlo Abad tells The Jersey Journal (https://bit.ly/1DWRw46 ) the bedbugs discovered at the Summit Avenue courthouse last week were exterminated and there is no reason for the public to be alarmed.

Abad says the entire courthouse, along with the Jersey City Police Department’s Bureau of Criminal Identification located on-site, was treated Saturday by Western Pest Services.

A city spokesman confirmed the presence of the pests Friday. Bedbugs bite and cause minor skin irritation or rashes.

Abad says the safety and well-being of the public is the first priority of the court.



The courthouse was similarly infested in 2010 but the building remained open as extermination took place.

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Information from: The Jersey Journal , https://www.nj.com/jjournal

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