Bed bugs found in western Kentucky jail

Posted by Brandon Jackson - email

OWENSBORO, KY (WAVE) - Bed bugs have infested a western Kentucky jail.

Owensboro officials say they have found bed bugs at the Daviess County Detention Center.

Inmates were the first to find the bed bugs. Officials are not sure how the bugs got in the jail, but they have taken swift action to stop the spread.

A professional exterminator was called to eradicate the unwanted pests, and all of the bedding was destroyed or sealed off.

Only three inmates were affected by the bed bugs, but the bugs haven't been seen since the exterminator was called.

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