County Forced to Spend Money on Bedbug Problem

According to Susan Sherwood, the county’s Commissioner of Social Services, the Department of Social Services’ Medicaid Unit floor in Building L at the Dr. Robert L. Yaeger Health Center in Ramapo was found to have furniture that was infested with bed bugs. On September 16 the Legislature authorized the use of $53,000 to replace 135 chairs that could not be saved after extermination. Sherwood stated that the emergency was addressed quickly because the office has 250 employees with 289 visitors daily. According to the County Health department bedbugs can be transferred by clothing, feed on humans, but do not spread disease, though the bites can be irritating. Officials stated that they will most likely be reimbursed by the Medicaid Program, and will be covered by state and federal aid.

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