A Nampa couple faces a number of injury to child charges after police say they found children living in a house infested with thousands of cockroaches and hundreds of spiders.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of North Bailey Ave. in Nampa late Thursday afternoon on a report of a welfare check. A reporting party told police she had received second-hand information that the house could be infested with cockroaches.

According to reports, as the two officers approached the house, they could “smell a very pungent or odor of urine emitting from the residence … and (when) looking in the front window, (saw) cockroaches crawling on the sofa.”

A resident -– later identified as Eugene Bergener, 50 -– allowed officers to enter and search the house.

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