By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Montgomery County officials say the county offices in Norristown that were shut down earlier this week because of a bedbug scare are now back open and operating normally.

Exterminators were brought in to One Montgomery Plaza, across the street from the courthouse, on Monday and Tuesday after someone spotted a bedbug on a child’s stroller brought in by a family.

Court Care, which provides free, short-term child care for jurors and others who appear in court, was closed for two days.  Other areas that were sprayed were Domestic Relations and Office of Children and Youth, in the Human Services complex a mile away.

County spokesman Frank Custer says they’re confident the problem has been taken care of.

“A lot of those areas, unlike a home situation or a hotel room situation, where the bugs can get into mattresses and clothing and things like that, are plastic surfaces and tile floors and things like that,” he notes.

But he says they will continue to monitor those areas closely just in case.  And should the situation arise again, he adds, they’ll be prepared to handle it.

 

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