Bed bugs found in San Diego State University library: second instance of infested chairs on campus

by nobugsonme on April 23, 2009 · 5 comments

in bed bug detection, bed bug treatment, bed bugs, bed bugs and students, bed bugs in colleges, dorms

According to independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, twenty-seven “comfy” chairs were recently removed from the lower level of the San Diego State University library after bed bugs were found there.

Bedbugs are back with a recent infestation in the library, specifically in the “comfy” chairs on the lower level of the Dome.

“Twenty-seven chairs from the lower level of the dome were removed,” Mark Lester, director, Access, Administrative Operations and Communication of Library and Information Access, said. “We resolved the problem in the best way we could think of.”

This article from the university’s independent student newspaper notes that bed bugs were found in SDSU dorms earlier this semester.

And we also reported back in January that, again according to the Daily Aztec, bed bugs had been found in the “egg chairs” in the Counseling and Psychological Services Office at San Diego State.

Since bed bugs do hitchhike on clothing and in people’s bags, these should not be assumed to be unrelated incidents. Bed bugs in chairs in multiple buildings around campus should be taken very seriously.

A campus that is seeing bed bug infestations in chairs around the campus should be taking a very proactive role in detecting bed bugs and treating them properly — both in student housing and in other facilities.  If they are in the counseling office waiting room and the library, they could be anywhere.

Check out:  The Daily Aztec – Bedbugs found in library.

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1 laorulez April 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Did you catch this piece of information in the article?

“Their main threat is that when they do bite, they leave both a small mark and some of their saliva on the skin, which contains whatever previous infections they may have procured from previously bitten people or animals.”

2 laorulez April 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Uh, I meant “misinformation”.

3 nobugsonme April 25, 2009 at 12:06 am

laorulez,

No, somehow I did not catch that. Amazing. Thank you for drawing this piece of misinformation to our attention!

4 rich May 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm

When I travel and stay in Motels what is the best way to detect bed bugs? Would a black light work?

5 nobugsonme May 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Hi rich,
Glad you asked. You need to learn to search a hotel room for bed bugs. It’s not difficult.
This FAQ will help.

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