Bed bugs found in Indiana University library office

by nobugsonme on September 23, 2010 · 2 comments

in bed bugs, bed bugs in colleges, bed bugs in the workplace, libraries

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 previously in the Indiana Memorial Union, an IU frat house, IU apartments and married student housing).

In response to this current issue, the university has placed down some bed bug monitors, and is spraying and decluttering.

Interestingly, the college is using homemade dry ice traps on top of heating elements as their bed bug monitors. I wonder if this is the influence of IU bed bug expert Dr. Mark Lame (interviewed in the video above)?

The article also notes that Bed bugs have recently been found elsewhere in Bloomington, including an elementary school (which we told you about in April).

And, of course, they have been reported in a number of libraries elsewhere recently, including several book drops.

Directions for implementing the Dry Ice Bed Bug Monitor (without heat) are in this Rutgers document by Changlu Wang, who developed the trap. Since dry ice is hard to come by for most people, we suggest other inexpensive active (and passive) bed bug monitors in our FAQ on Detecting Bed Bugs.

1 Ci Lecto September 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Isn’t this where the Kinsey Institute is based?

…that’s why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love
– Cole Porter

2 nobugsonme September 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm

And we all know how bed bugs do it…

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