bed bugs and students

Word to the NYCDOE: if bed bugs enter schools, they can harbor in them and be taken home

February 19, 2013

PS 69 in Jackson Heights, Queens has had bed bugs in fifteen classrooms since September 2012, but the New York City Department of Education claims it isn’t infested. As I will explain in a moment, it all hinges on how the DOE defines the term “infested.” (Click here to view video if it doesn’t load.) […]

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Bed bugs found in two classrooms close Sabattus, Maine Primary School

October 6, 2010

(If embedded video does not work, view this on WPFO FOX23 in Maine reports that bed bugs were found in two classrooms at Sabattus Primary School (Sabattus, Maine) after several parents called to alert administrators to suspected bed bug bites on their children. The classrooms have already been cleaned by maintenance crews, and a […]

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Bed bugs found at Catawba College, Wake Forest, NYU, Penn State & Missouri State

September 16, 2010

It’s that time of year: “Welcome to college.  Meet your new roommates: bed bugs!” Whenever lots of people move around, bed bugs will too.  And in the first few weeks of the new semester, we always hear reports of bed bugs turning up at college.   As with the bed bug press in general, it does […]

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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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Bed bugs teach unwanted lesson at 4-H science camp

August 4, 2010

It’s summer camp season, and parents should be aware that bed bugs may come home from camp, along with the macrame plant hangers and duffel bags of dirty socks and shorts. NBC reports today that a 4-H science camp ended when bed bugs when bed bugs were discovered in some of the camper’s dorm rooms: […]

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Center Region Bed Bug Coalition educates housing providers about bed bugs

April 22, 2010

There’s a new organization fighting bed bugs in Center County, Pennsylvania — the Center Region Bed Bug Coalition. This coalition appears to have sprung out of a need perceived by local housing providers for more education about the problem (for landlords and tenants). According to this article in the Centre Daily Times, The coalition is […]

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Portland State students sue landlord over bedbugs

January 20, 2010

More from KGW News on the Portland State University students who are suing their off-campus landlords (which we mentioned last week). KGW reports that Jeff Rudnicky and his girlfriend had to evacuate a bed bug-infested apartment after she had a serious allergic reaction to bed bug bites, but they were unable to get their deposit […]

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Portland State University students vs. bed bugs (and landlord)

January 14, 2010

Portland State students living (or recently living) in off-campus rentals at the Park Plaza are battling their landlord over bed bugs. Some have sought legal advice from Student Legal and Mediation Services. This article in the Daily Vanguard says tenants with bed bugs had their units treated individually on a case-by-case basis, and that the […]

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Bed bugs at Drew University, New Jersey

October 25, 2009

Drew University recently alerted its students that bed bugs were found in a student’s room.  The student was moved temporarily while the room was treated and furniture and mattresses were replaced. According to the student paper, The Acorn, A campus-wide e-mail was sent out on Oct. 15 letting students know that two bed bugs had […]

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Colleges react to bed bugs: Loyola (Chicago), Boston University, Brigham Young (Hawaii)

September 30, 2009

There are a lot of reports about bed bugs in colleges this week, in the wake of the recent high profile John Jay College bed bug infestation (and the less high profile Manhattan College bed bug troubles). The Loyola Phoenix reports that Loyola University in Chicago was treating bed bugs with steam and pesticides, encasing […]

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Manhattan College students report bed bugs in Overlook Manor off-campus housing

September 28, 2009

Manhattan College students claim their off-campus apartments have bed bugs, and that the situation is not being managed well. Here’s the video of Fox5’s story on the situation at Overlook Manor, at 238th and Waldo Ave. in Riverdale. It’s important to note the inaccuracies here: the students are speaking as if rooms where students have […]

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2009 Great Sofa Roundup in Fort Collins, Colorado cancelled due to bed bugs

July 1, 2009

For the last eight years, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has invited residents to dump their old sofas and chairs in a parking lot, and invited Colorado State University students to come and find a “new” sofa.  It seemed like a nice bit of matchmaking. However, the event is being cancelled this year due […]

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