BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An uncomfortable problem is crawling around the Buffalo Psychiatric Center where an investigation is underway on a bed bug infestation.
Since March, News 4 has learned that the State Department of Mental Health has been working to exterminate bed bugs at the Forest Avenue residence.
The state says the residents were moved to a different location in the building and all of the furniture and mattresses were destroyed.
A "Do Not Enter" sign was found on the property near the Richardson Complex along with a trailer. The state says it's filled with residents' personal items and refrigerated to remove the potential of a reoccurring infestation.
The State Department of Mental Health says safety is their number one priority, but sources News 4's Nalina Shapiro spoke with are concerned the bed bugs could spread to other parts of the campus.
According to the department, additional cases of bed bugs were recently reported at the facility.
Due to the holiday weekend, the state said no one was available to answer any of our questions including how much is this costing and did they follow the most efficient exterminating process from beginning?
Kevin Drummond, the owner of Amherst Exterminators and Comfort Pest Control told us getting rid of bed bugs can be tedious and costly. He said, "They're the worst nightmare for any pest control company or director of any facility."
Because of the recent cases, the state says residents have been relocated once again. A building-wide tenting process has been scheduled for this week.
The state says they will continue to monitor the situation and make sure their residents are safe.
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