CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Employees at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland are on high alert after bed bugs were discovered inside the facility on Monday.
Darren Toms, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, confirms to FOX 8 News that the bed bugs were found in a undisclosed area of the Justice Center sometime on Monday.
Bed bugs experts were on hand Monday afternoon to answer questions and provide treatment information to all employees.
According to the Cuyahoga County Bed Bug Task Force, bed bug numbers in offices tend to be low, increasing by periodic reintroductions; rather than through reproduction.
Toms explains that the Cleveland Department of Public Health, public health officials and pest control operators in northeast Ohio are responding to a significant increase in bed bug complaints.
However, authorities believe that Monday’s finding is an isolated incident.
Toms goes on to say that, the bugs are found in office buildings, retail stores, hospitals, buses, or any other place where people gather.
It is estimated that tens of thousands people visit the Justice Center every week.
Stay with FOX 8 News for more on this developing story.