Bed Bugs Found at Diamond View Residential Care
WMFD.com (Mansfield, OH)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bed bugs have been found at a facility housing people with
mental health problems and developmental disabilities.
The Ohio Health Department inspected Diamond View Residential Care
at 111 S. Diamond Street in Mansfield, and cited it for having
Matt Work, Environmental Health Director for the
Mansfield-Ontario-Richland County Health Department says three
complaints were filed alleging a bed bug investation, so he asked
the state health department, which has jurisdiction over such
facilities, to send an inspector.
The inspector ordered an extermination plan be put into place by
June 15, or the facility could lose its license.
Work says the bed bug problem is being addressed but that doesn't
mean they will stay away forever, because no matter how sanitary a
place is, bed bugs attach themselves to people and can be brought
And although they're not harmful, bed bugs can eave itchy bite
Diamond View Administrator Michael Jedra declined to be interviewed
on camera, but he does assure the community and the families of the
58 residents there, regular spraying is done to keep the bed bugs
out as much as possible.