Providence Courthouse Being Treated for Beg Bugs


(HE) DEVELOPING NEWS NOW — WE’VE LEARNED NEW INFORMATION, ABOUT BED BUGS DISCOVERED AT THE GARRAHY JUDICIAL COMPLEX IN PROVIDENCE. (MM) WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT IT LIVE AT FIVE — EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER STEPH MACHADO JOINS US LIVE FROM THE PROVIDENCE MOBILE NEWSROOM WITH WHAT SHE’S FOUND OUT. THE GARRAHY COURTHOUSE IS BEING INSPECTED FORM TOP TO BOTTOM AS WE SPEAK TONIGHT, THERE ARE 4 OF THESE A&D PEST CONTROL TRUCKS HERE, AND THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY TELLS ME WHILE SOME BED BUGS HAVE BEEN FOUND RECENTLYTHERE IS NO INFESTATION…. STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR JOE BAXTER TELLS ME THERE WERE SIGHTING OF BED BUGS IN AUGUST….THE COURT HAS A PEST CONTROL COMPANY COME IN EVERY SINGLE WEEK FOR MAINTENANCE, AND SO THE COMPANY CHECKED, AND DID FIND A “VERY SMALL AMOUNT” OF BED BUGS ON THE 5TH FLOOR WHERE THE FAMILY COURT IS LOCATED…HE SAID TWO COURTROOMS WERE TREATED AS WELL THE HALLWAYS… TONY TUDINO THE OWNER OF A&D TELLS ME IT WAS 2 BED BUGS ON A BENCH…AND HE SAYS A DEAD BED BUG WAS REPORTED TO BE FOUND ON A WOMAN’S PURSE… I DID SEE ABOUT A DOZEN PEST TRAPS ON THE 5TH FLOOR IN THE HALLWAYS OF THIS COURTHOUSE…THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEO INSIDE… I ALSO ASKED MR. BAXTER WHY THE PUBLIC WAS NOT INFORMED AFTER THE BED BUGS WERE FOUND…HE SAID BECAUSE THERE WERE SO FEW INSTANCES THEY DIDN’T FEEL THERE WAS A NEED FOR PUBLIC NOTIFICATION…. AGAIN THE BUILDING IS BEING INSPECTED RIGHT NOW AND IF ANY BUGS ARE FOUND IT WILL BE TREATED TOMORROW…. COURT WILL STILL BE OPEN. LIVE IN PROVIDENCE, STEPH MACHADO,

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