bed bugs in courtrooms and courthouses

Officials say Detroit courtroom bed bug evacuation was “false alarm”

August 31, 2012

Last week, a bailiff in a Detroit courtroom believed he saw bed bugs crawling on a court visitor’s body, and the court was evacuated (see this story for more). That could have been a false alarm — there are all kinds of bugs that might be crawling on someone sitting in a courtroom, which could […]

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Bed bugs on man’s body cause courtroom evacuation in Detroit

August 23, 2012

A courtroom was evacuated in Detroit’s 36th District Court today, after the bailiff saw bed bugs crawling on a man who was there as a witness’s guest. The judge told The Detroit News, “I evacuated the courtroom today due to a man with live bedbugs for everybody’s well-being,” the judge said. She told her staff […]

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Bed bugs hit Philadelphia police holding cells

July 13, 2011

Only a week after NYPD’s 120th Precinct in Staten Island found bed bugs in its cells (more on that here), a similar situation has been brought to light in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that An infestation [of bed bugs] was discovered last week in the building in Mayfair that houses the Second and […]

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Bed bugs booked at Staten Island’s 120th Precinct lockup

July 8, 2011

Bed bugs were recently found in the NYPD’s 120th Precinct lockup in Staten Island, after a prisoner complained he’d seen the pests. SILive.com reports that The brass at the precinct looked into it, and “there were some critters found in the area where the cell attendant works,” according to one NYPD insider. That led police […]

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Man with “Bed bugs falling off of his clothing” causes Trenton courtroom to be evacuated

April 19, 2011

A Trentonian headline announced Monday, “Trenton judge clears courtroom after man’s clothes drip bedbugs”: TRENTON — A visitor infested with bedbugs forced the evacuation of a city courtroom Monday and prompted officials to seal off the room and call in an exterminator. “The guy literally had bedbugs falling off of his clothing,” a court employee […]

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Madison Avenue Appellate Division courthouse infested with bed bugs

August 10, 2009

The New York Post reports that the Appellate Division courthouse on Madison and 25th Street in New York City has recently been infested with bed bugs. The infestation was believed to be confined to the second-floor clerks office, where, every summer Monday, lawyers come and go en masse to file appellate motions. It got so […]

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Rumor: bed bugs in Cincinnati courthouse

November 12, 2008

Cincinnati blog mentioned today that bed bugs have allegedly been spotted in Cincinnati courts: …as a downtown resident, I check my bed and body for signs of the critters daily, given the recent outbreak. They’re been spotted everywhere, as has been widely reported, including 800 Broadway–the county building that houses juvenile court–and the courthouse. This […]

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Bed bug lawsuits, and: bed bugs in another NYC Housing Court?

September 26, 2008

The Sun reports that the Livingston Street Housing Court in Brooklyn is rumored to have had bed bugs. This is months after a story circulated about a prior alleged infestation at the 111 Centre Street Housing Court in Manhattan. Back in April, the city held bed bug information seminars at six NYC Housing Courts in […]

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West New York, New Jersey courtroom closed due to booklice?

August 6, 2008

The Jersey Journal reports that the Municipal Court of West New York (which is in New Jersey) was closed yesterday due to an infestation of “very tiny” bugs. They were at first thought to be bed bugs, and later thought to be booklice. I say “thought to be” because apparently neither the pest control professional […]

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