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“It’s filthy,” OKC man claims assisted living facility refuses to treat bug infestation

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City man claims an assisted living facility refuses to clean up the bed bugs and roaches that have infested his friend's apartment.

Keith Bruner says he was appalled by what he found while checking on his friend at Charles Atkins Opportunities Garden.

"It's filthy," he said. "I've never seen bed bugs, but to see bed bugs visible, it's bad."

Video taken Friday afternoon shows roaches crawling out in the open.

The apartments are government subsidized senior housing.

They pay all utility bills, extermination fees, and are required to do annual inspections.

Bruner says the facility is well aware of the problem, but they are not looking out for their people.

Renee Moore with Charles Atkins says that is just not true.

Moore says they take action anytime there is a problem.

"What we would do is we would give them notice once we find out that they do have them and then we would have them to come out of the unit until the unit is treated,"Moore said.

Moore says this is the first time she has heard of this problem.

"It is in fact the residents responsibility to inform us." Moore continued.

Moore says they do their best to put an end to all infestations.

 

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