Jersey City’s health department has issued violations to the owners of the home where a woman died Sunday morning, city officials said.
The owners of 177 Griffith St. were ordered to have their two-story home fumigated after firefighters found a serious bed bug infestation. First responders found the bugs when they were arriving to help a woman in her mid-40s who collapsed inside the home, officials said.
The woman’s death does not appear to be suspicious. Sources say her family told authorities she had been drinking and collapsed in front of them.
An exterminator was expected to visit the home yesterday. Further action against the owners will only likely come if the building is not cleaned.
Sources say the conditions were so bad inside the home, most firefighters had never seen an infestation that severe. The fire department’s hazmat team was also called in to spray down anyone who went inside the home.