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Care center cited for bedbugs

June 01, 2012
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MANSFIELD, OH — Diamond View Residential Care was cited for having a bedbug infestation and must have an extermination plan in place by June 15, according to the Mansfield New Journal.

The assisted-living center, which houses nearly 60 residents with mental health problems and developmental disabilities, has had three complaints filed with the Ohio Health Department so far this year, the article stated.

According to the article, the center received information on how to control the pest problem after the first complaint was lodged in January.

Three weeks ago, an administrator with Absolute Pest Control Services said the facility had a clean bill of health, but David Duncan, owner of the David D. Duncan extermination company, said this calculation was "impossible," the article noted.

"You don''t clear up a 50-room apartment complex in three weeks unless you burn the place down. In five minutes, I could find a bedbug in that place," said Duncan.

Duncan, who was one of the exterminators called in to give an estimate when the state health department issued the citation, spoke with a maintenance man who said "bedbugs had been a problem in the facility for three years, but were never treated," the article added.

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