Bed bugs have been found at Dolliver House, a Simon’s Rock dorm. (Last semester, they infested another dorm, Kendrick House).
Students in Dolliver House, the Simon’s Rock Llama Ledger tells us [dead link removed] found bed bugs last week. But wait ’till you hear how they got the message across to the school’s staff, once they discovered the problem:
Last Friday, first-year and Dolliver resident Jonathan [last name removed by request] posted a status update on Facebook, announcing that he had found bed bugs.
“I put it in my Facebook status first because it was a Friday, and Health Services was closed. …
“It was so weird because I was away at Oberlin,” [Jonathan]’s roommate Conrad Rothbaum says. “I found out my room was infested online.”
“I first was afraid of bugs when I got a bunch of bites around my ankles,” [Jonathan] says. “But at first I thought they were just mosquito bites, but when they lasted longer than two days I began to wonder what they were. Then one day I found a bug on my sheets, and killed it and put it in the trash. I looked up bed bugs online, and sure enough, the pictures matched what I had found in my bed,” [Jonathan] recounts.
Ah, the many wonders of the internets. Thanks, Al Gore!
Updated 9/23/14 to delete one individual’s surname (on request) and to remove dead article link.