Bed bugs force closing of Johnston Co. Social Services building

In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 file photo, A bed bug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Johnston County officials said the Department of Social Services main building closed after bed bugs were found inside the building Thursday.

A spokesperson with Johnston County said bed bugs were found in the waiting area and a few offices at the DSS building on North Street in Smithfield.

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that live by feeding off the blood of humans, but do not transmit disease, officials said.

A pest control specialist inspected the building on Thursday and recommended treatment. After a comprehensive inspection, it was determined that the beg bugs were isolated to a small portion of the building.

The DSS main building will reopen Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m.

To contact Johnston County Social Services, call (919) 989-5300.

Johnston County officials initially said the building would reopen Monday, Feb. 1

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