Bed Bugs Again Found At Wake Forest University
Monday, August 15, 2011
For the second year in a row, bedbugs have been discovered in
Wake Forest University dorm rooms.
Spokeswoman Cheryl Walker said a search team found the bugs last
week in about 2 percent of the rooms.
Walker said the university has hired a pest control company to
use high heat treatment to exterminate the bugs. She said the
method is 100 percent effective and she's confident the rooms will
be pest-free by when students arrive on campus.
Last year, bedbugs affected about 15 students. So far, no other
local schools have reported bedbugs.
McNeely Pest Control president Scott McNeely offered advice on
what parents and students should do before moving back to
"Whether you're staying in a hotel or moving into a residence
hall, you always want to take a few minutes to look around the
mattress edges and seams. Bedbugs will leave droppings where they
hide in those little tight cracks and crevices and around bed
frames," he said.