WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal building that houses the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington is heavily secured - but officials couldn't keep the bedbugs out.
USAID officials told employees this week that juvenile bedbugs were found in a single office at the agency's tower in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. There were no signs of the bugs elsewhere in the building.
Officials said that a pest control service would inspect offices and that any infected areas would be treated over the weekend. They also said USAID and the General Services Administration will continue to be proactive to prevent any future bedbug activity.
The blood-feeder bugs are not known to transmit any diseases. But their bites can cause infections and allergic reactions in some people.