Woman: Ants bit father, covered the walls at Georgia VA home

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans’ home where the ceiling, walls and beds were covered by the insects.

Laquna Ross tells WSB-TV she found her father Joel Marrable with swollen, red bumps all over his body when she visited him at the nursing home near Atlanta last week before his death. Marrable, an Air Force veteran, had cancer.

The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System said in a statement that it was told the ants were affecting patients. It said all of the bedrooms at the Eagle’s Nest Community Living Center have been cleaned and that a pest control company is monitoring conditions.

Ross says her father served his country she thinks “that he deserved better.”

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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