bed bugs in schools

Bed bug infestation in an Illinois school becomes lesson

November 5, 2013

Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) is currently dealing with a “small bed bug infestation.” According to video from WGN news, a science teacher at Hadley has turned their bed bug infestation into a “teachable moment” by building a model and teaching students what to look for. Good idea! […]

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Bed bugs lead to hoodie ban in Virginia high school

March 11, 2013

Fear of bed bugs spreading via student clothing at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia has led to a hoodie ban, Coastal Virginia’s reports. Yes, bed bugs can and do hitchhike on clothing and possessions, but there’s nothing magical about hoodies that makes them ideal bed bug carriers. And there’s no reason to think […]

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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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Brooklyn school being decontaminated after exterminator allegedly soaks classrooms, desks, books with pesticides

October 27, 2010

Yes, I said “exterminator.” Teachers claim a contractor hired by the city to perform bed bug treatments at P.S. 197 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn “soaked” classrooms, covering desks, books, and the floor with liquid pesticides. That does not sound right. Teachers and parents are concerned because they don’t even know which pesticides were used. […]

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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: 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 bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bugs infest Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago

May 4, 2010

In the past two and a half weeks, seven bed bugs have apparently been found on all three floors (and in different rooms) of Chicago’s Vaughn Occupational High School. Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem in schools (these stories represent just some examples). Chicago’s CBS 2 reports that Two-hundred and thirty students attend […]

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Bed bugs in Bloomington school: “We knew this was going to happen”

April 27, 2010

Bed bugs have been seen on at least three different students and several more have been found in the health office at Bloomington, Indiana’s Arlington Heights Elementary School, according to Bloomington’s WTHR news. Interestingly, Scientists say there isn’t an infestation in the school. We’ve heard that song before!  It all depends on how you define […]

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Pennsylvania education professionals getting schooled about bed bugs

April 20, 2010

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania IPM Program are sponsoring a webinar on 4/27 (9:30 – 11:00 am) on bed bugs and lice in schools. The presentation is entitled Don’t Let the Bugs Bite: Bedbugs and Lice Go to School, and focuses on how facilities managers, nurses and principals can […]

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Bed bugs strike Hamilton, New Jersey elementary school

March 29, 2010

Bed bugs were found last week in a Hamilton, New Jersey elementary school; the entire building was inspected and two classrooms were treated on Saturday, March 26th. According to the Trentonian, Township officials recently completed the extermination of bedbugs at the Langtree Elementary school in two classrooms. Officials said that as a precaution, the entire […]

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Bed bug on Sardinia, Ohio second grader: child sent home, school “cleaned”

March 4, 2010

A bed bug was spotted on a second grade student at Sardinia Elementary School in Ohio. It’s a brand new school, and the school responded by sending the child home with information for her parents about what they needed to do. Officials then had the school “cleaned” thoroughly, removing carpets and steam-cleaning in classrooms. WKRC […]

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