bed bugs in dorms

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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NYU student blogs about Bed bugs in Broome Street Residence

September 1, 2008

Bed bugs in student dorms are not just hype. Here’s an NYU student (lizzzzzbeth) blogging about bed bugs she claims to have just found in NYU’s Broome Street Residence: So, this is sort of silly. I’m a junior at NYU, and I live in NYU’S Broome Street Residence Hall. My room/my mattress is infested with […]

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Bed bugs under discussion at university housing officers’ conference

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs thrive in colleges, for many reasons. College students move often, sometimes from semester to semester. They also tend to travel a lot, going back and forth to one another’s dorm rooms and apartments, visiting parents’ homes, friends’ parents’ homes, and vacationing at frat houses in Madison, Wisconsin, hostels in Amsterdam or cheap resorts […]

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Bed bugs at the University of Vermont

April 29, 2008

This from the Vermont Cynic, the University of Vermont’s student paper, which claims bed bugs are in UVM’s Living/Learning’s B-Building, in German House (“bed bug” is die Wanze to our Deutsch-speaking friends). Students in a suite of Living/Learning’s B-building were displaced last week after it was discovered that one of the inhabitants had been bitten […]

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Bed bugs at the College of New Jersey

January 30, 2008

Bed bugs have recently been a problem at the College of New Jersey, according to the Signal. Jessie Lamotta, now a junior history major at the College, was pestered by bed bugs on Cromwell 3 from move-in day to sometime in October during her freshman year. “My roommate woke up with little red bumps on […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-15

November 14, 2007

National Post: Bed bugs invade Toronto East Toronto city councillor Paula Fletcher asked the Toronto public health unit on Monday to study what it could do to eradicate the problem of bed bugs. Right now the public health unit does not track infestations, but simply offers phone advice to suff (tags: Toronto tippingpoint nationalpost canada […]

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Bed bug news round-up: Waterbury, Connecticut; MIT

September 15, 2007

Bed bugs creeping their way around Waterbury, CT, the Republican-American reported on Friday that the Waterbury Health Department has gotten complaints from around the city: The health department also received complaints of infestations of two apartments at 553 South Main St., and one apartment each in apartment buildings or multifamily homes at 42 Pine St. […]

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bed bugs at University of Bridgeport

July 24, 2007

Sounds like New Haven is getting mighty itchy lately. According to News Channel 8 (WTNH) in New Haven, University of Bridgeport’s North Hall has bed bugs. Graduate student Li-Wen Chen had so many bites she sought treatment at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The school has fumigated the building, but students say another problem occurred when […]

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Bed bugs also causing havoc in England & Northern Ireland: university residence, hospital staff residence, possibly a school, infested

June 19, 2007

In light of the story from Ireland today, I wanted to check in on England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and so I looked through the BBC’s coverage of bed bugs over the past year. On August 17th, 2006 the BBC reported that a residence for doctors and nurses in a hospital in Fermanagh, Northern […]

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Are the bed bugs bigger in Texas? University of Texas at Dallas students infested with bed bugs

June 10, 2007

The latest college to be hit (or, at least, to admit it): The University of Texas at Dallas campus, reports NBC5 in Dallas / Fort Worth. The university acknowledged that they’re dealing with an infestation of bed bugs. School officials said 15 units on campus were found to have bed bugs. The school has received […]

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80% of Single Room Occupancy units in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are infested with bed bugs; also Rensselaer Polytechnic’s dorms

March 31, 2007

Two bed bug newsbites: From Vancouver 24 Hours: The majority of low- income single-occupant rooms in the Downtown Eastside are infested with bed bugs, according to a report from the City of Vancouver. Environmental health officers inspected 3,100 DTES hotel rooms and found 80 per cent had bed bugs. The city hopes to expand a […]

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