SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Three theaters inside the Susquehanna Township Regal Cinemas were temporarily closed due to bed bugs.

According to Susquehanna Township Police, the township codes department ordered those theaters inside the cinema to be closed.

Those theaters will remain closed until the situation is remedied through pest control, according to the police department.

On Wednesday afternoon Susquehanna Township’s Public Safety Director Robert Martin told abc27 News that police received bed bug complaints on November 15. Evidence of bed bugs was discovered and Regal took action to remedy the situation.

The Public Safety Director says those theaters are scheduled to reopen in time for shows on Wednesday evening.

Regal Cinemas’ website continues to show several movie showings for Wednesday afternoon at the Harrisburg location.

The US Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) consider bed bugs a public health pest, though they are not known to transmit or spread disease.

Bed bugs feed on blood and can cause itchy bites and irritation to humans. They can be eliminated using chemical and non-chemical techniques.

If you believe you were bitten by a bed bug you’re asked to contact the Susquehanna Township Codes Department at 717-545-4751.

abc27 has reached out to Regal Cinemas’ parent company Cineworld for comment and additional information regarding when the theaters will reopen.