The Maryland Department of the Environment [MDE] is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency’s headquarters building in Baltimore.
Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday. The agency is conducting a comprehensive inspection to ensure all areas infested with bedbugs have been identified.
Apperson says the agency will remain open for business Monday.
Bedbugs were discovered in August and an exerminator has been hired, according to the report.
MDE offices are located at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore, a.k.a. the Montgomery Park building. The Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency is also in that building.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.