Roy Gilbert

DES Temporarily Closes Bedbug-Infested Office Amid Staff Safety Concerns

A state DES office has closed temporarily due to beg bug infestation following Phoenix New Times’ reports. The Arizona Department of Economic Security announced this morning that it is temporarily closing its Surprise office as a result of the ongoing bedbug infestation. The closure follows Phoenix New Times ‘ reports, based on interviews with employees and DES emails, about the department’s failure to adequately treat the infestation and the risk of spreading the dreaded, blood-sucking pests to their developmentally disabled clients. "The top priority […]

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