This file photo from February 2, 2011 shows bed bugs crawling in a flared container during the 2nd National Bed Bug Conference in Washington, DC (Photo: Jewel Samad, AFP / Getty Images)
Bed bugs were found in a sitting area at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.
Hefner says the terminal floor of the terminal was temporarily closed to clean the bugs. She says that no food preparation areas were contaminated.
The affected area was reopened on Friday after treatment.
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While the bed bug did not extend to adjacent restaurants, the closure of the property was forced, local media said.
"It's a crap because I'm not sure if anything is open," said Michelle Micsko, who was waiting for a flight to Arizona to attend colleges with her daughter, to KSHB Channel 4 in Kansas City. "There is really nothing but snacks."
Others said they were in no mood to eat after learning the reason for the closure.
"My appetite is good for today," said passenger Michael Roach to Kansas City's Fox 4 after he went to the food court during a stopover. "It's really alarming."
Food options can be limited for air travelers at Kansas City Airport, where separate security is needed to enter different groups of gates. Some areas have more retail options than others, but customers can not move between many gate areas without security leave and reinstate.
That will change sometime Terminal is built there A recently approved $ 1 billion terminal is expected to be ready early next decade
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