EDINBORO, Pa. — Pennsylvania State police are investigating reports that someone released bedbugs in a men’s fitting room at a Walmart, authorities said.
The incident was reported at a Walmart Supercenter in Edinboro, the Erie Times-News reported. A Walmart manager contacted the state police, reporting that store employees found a closed pill bottle containing live bedbugs, the newspaper reported.
Police said the bottle was found in a boys’ jacket.
Friday, the bottle was sent to Ecolab, which confirmed the insects were bedbugs, WENY reported.
A second closed pill bottle, containing several dead bugs, was found by a Walmart employee in the men’s department of the store, according to the Times-News.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bedbugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep.
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