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 WAVY.com 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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