A Licking County, Ohio, senior center is banning individuals whose homes are infested with bed bugs to avoid spreading the pests.
The Licking County Aging Program implemented these bed bugs rules several years ago at Heritage Hall Senior Center, a place for senior games and gatherings. In addition to the center rules, the program officials refuse to provide in-home care and transportation services to individuals with bed bugs. Licking County seniors with bed bugs are still allowed to receive their program meals at the door.
While Licking County officials stand by these rules, they know it’s difficult to turn the bed bug-ridden seniors away from games and activities.
Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb told the Columbus Dispatch: “I can understand the dilemma … I’m not sure there’s an easy answer.”
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