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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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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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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Bed bugs at Northern Kentucky University

April 15, 2009

Northern Kentucky University is suffering from the bed bug scourge, independent student paper The Northerner reports today: Director of University Housing Peter Trentacoste said, “I can confirm we had a (bed bugs) incident. We successfully treated the six rooms.” It appears they took swift action and ordered a thermal treatment for six infested rooms in […]

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George Washington University has treated 60 student rooms for bed bugs since Fall semester

April 3, 2009

Back in September, the George Washington University student paper, The GW Hatchet, reported that one student was known to have received bed bug bites at a pre-semester off-campus retreat. A dozen more, an administrator noted, might have been exposed to bed bugs. Those were engineering students, whose dorm was treated for bed bugs in the […]

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Note to bed bugs can be found in clean hotels too!

February 26, 2009

I love I always use it to choose hotels when I travel (and I am not just avoiding those with bed bug reports, either, but also looking for a room that’s convenient, reasonably-priced, and hopefully with a little something extra). Tripadvisor also knows a thing or two about bed bugs in hotels; last year, […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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Bed bugs in your Christmas toys?

December 11, 2008

The National Labor Committee (NLC) has put out a press release claiming that Young workers in China who make holiday toys for Disney, Hasbro and RC2—including Bratz dolls—are suffering from a serious infestation of bed bugs in their dorms.  Workers report that their bodies are often covered with red welts from the bug bites, which […]

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University of Central Missouri (and other Missouri colleges) vs. bed bugs

November 21, 2008

This article and video report from WCBD in Charleston reports that bed bugs have been found at colleges all over Missouri, including Northwest Missouri, Missouri State, and 70 cases at Wichita State. However, the focus of this article is on the encounter between bed bugs and the University of Central Missouri: It is a pest […]

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