bed bugs in colleges

Womb chairs seen as bed bug-friendly removed by university

January 14, 2014

The University of Utah has eliminated the much-loved “womb chairs” from its library, partly due to fear that bed bugs, now eliminated from the library, might appear in them in future. The photo above shows an Eero Saarinen-designed womb chair in a retail store window, though Ellen Forsyth’s image here of womb chairs in use […]

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Libraries with bed bugs (Pace University is the latest)

October 11, 2011

Gothamist says it received a tip that the Pace University Library in lower Manhattan was closed yesterday for bed bug treatment. In Bedbugs Shut Down Pace University Library, Gothamist’s John Del Signore writes: A student who works in the Henry Birnbaum Library at Pace University tells us the library has been shut down so that it […]

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Bed bugs found in Indiana University library office

September 23, 2010

Fox 59 reports that two bed bugs were recently found in an administrative office in the Indiana University library in Bloomington. Bed bugs have not yet been reported in any other areas on campus (at least not in the last few months; this May 2010 article notes that evidence of bed bugs has been found […]

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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 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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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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University of Manitoba student rooms infested with bed bugs

June 5, 2009

Several dorm rooms at the University of Manitoba are infested with bed bugs; they’re undergoing treatment, and residents have been relocated to temporary accommodation. While university officials here are “taking the issue very seriously,” according to CBC, they’re also assuring the media that bed bugs are “not a health risk” (as officials almost always do). […]

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

April 23, 2009

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 […]

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Apartment building offers bed bug-free guarantee

April 21, 2009

Studio Green, a privatized student housing option for students at the University of Delaware, has previously had problems with bed bugs. According to the University of Delaware’s independent student paper, The Review, Studio Green is willing to offer students a guarantee that they won’t have to deal with bed bugs or cockroaches: The management of […]

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