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Phoenix Sky Harbor dealing with bed bug issue

Posted at 7:25 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 15:25:21-04

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is currently monitoring a bed bug issue. 

Julie Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the airport, said three padded benches located pre-security in Terminal 4 were removed overnight due to the bed bugs. She said the issue was isolated only to those areas. 

Sky Harbor says they will have a professional pest company follow up with the issue to make sure all is clear. 

This is reportedly the second time the airport has dealt with bed bugs. Rodriguez said a couple years ago, bed bugs were located in a padded seating area and the seating was immediately removed. 

“As we have 200,000 people a day coming through Sky Harbor, sometimes that can happen," Rodriguez told ABC15 Tuesday night, about the bed bug incident. The pests can be easily spread in a variety of public places including airports, schools, movie theaters, hotels and more. 

Weeks ago, bed bugs were reported at a west Valley movie theater. 

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