Shelter was shut down for almost the entire month of January.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless reopened this week after an infestation of bedbugs forced its shutdown for almost the entire month of January.
After a recent inspection confirmed that the bedbugs were gone, shelter Coordinator Trudy Wesley was rushing to buy supplies Friday to get the shelter spick-and-span for new occupants by Tuesday.
A private extermination company conducted the inspection.
Wesley said a bedbug issue is not a health-related issue that would require an inspection by a state or local agency.
“We’ve always been inspected and exterminated by a private company. It (bedbugs) just got out of control,” Wesley said.
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