City Temporarily Shuts Down Hotel Due to Bed Bugs
The City of Texarkana, Texas has taken code enforcement action which resulted in the temporary closure of the Wyndham Garden at 5301 N. State Line Avenue due to bug infestation.
Enforcement action was taken around noon on Tuesday. City officials say violations were documented last week after inspections were conducted based on complaints received. Property owners were asked to discontinue use of infested rooms until a re-inspection could occur, but over the weekend the infested rooms were allegedly rented out, prompting the building official to require the owner to cease operations at this time. Guests were asked to relocate from the property.
“The health and safety of our residents and visitors to Texarkana is of paramount importance to us,” said Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer for the City. “We want to ensure that all our businesses are operating to the health and safety standards outlined in our code and expected by our Code Enforcement officers. While this may be inconvenient for customers, the public’s wellbeing is our priority.”
City inspectors will work with the property owners to ensure code compliance before the business is re-opened.