bed bugs at University of Bridgeport

by nobugsonme on July 24, 2007 · 5 comments

in bed bug treatment, bed bugs, bed bugs in colleges, bed bugs in dorms, clothing, connecticut, dorms, new haven

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 it came to their clothing. Clothes inside the dorms were sent to the cleaners courtesy of the school, but the students say when the clothes were returned, they were dumped onto tables in the lobby, damp, damaged or ruined.

Students also claim that their rooms were left in disarray following the fumigation. Georgia Chiang, a student from Taiwan, says the poor treatment from the University may stem from their ethnic backgrounds.

“It’s very disturbing. We feel insulted and discriminated against. I do not believe Americans live like this. We do not live like this back home,” said Chiang.

School officials were not available for comment.

Obviously, we don’t know what the full story is here. But it’s a helpful reminder that residents (of dorms, co-ops, apartments, hospitals, etc.) need to be fully informed about treatment and required preparations, and that universities and other management bodies need to make sure their residents’ posessions are treated with care. If residents feel this is not happening, it might make them hesitant to seek treatment if bed bugs persist or return later.

It’s also disturbing to note that bed bugs are making their way around New Haven.

1 we July 26, 2007 at 12:30 pm

That ‘s not true.

2 hopelessnomo July 26, 2007 at 4:53 pm

Thanks, we. I’m afraid you’ll have to elaborate.

3 Victim August 6, 2007 at 8:40 pm

That’s the truth. I was suffering bedbug bites at UB for 10 days.

4 Patel October 16, 2007 at 2:09 am

North Hall is a hell, not only bed bugs but the way they treat the residents too

5 anthony October 16, 2007 at 2:10 am

the management is = to 0

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