Bed Bugs Found In Two CSC Residence Hall Rooms
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chadron State College has confirmed the presence of bedbugs in
two residence hall rooms and is taking action to remove the pesky
Sherri Simons, CSC director of housing, said the presence of the
insects was confirmed in one residence hall room Wednesday morning,
and another late that night. Extermination procedures are under
"We believe it's isolated to two rooms, but we ask that all
residents remain attentive and report any concerns they have. Upon
hearing about the possibility of bedbugs late Tuesday afternoon, we
moved as quickly as possible to minimize the spread of the
insects," Simons said. "An exterminator has checked many other
rooms, based on the residents' history, and found no evidence of
insects in those locations."
Simons said bedbugs aren't prejudiced when taking up residency,
and are often carried by humans from one location to another.
Officials point out that while bedbugs are a nuisance, they do not
transmit disease. Although some people experience an allergic
reaction to bedbug bites, they are not considered to be dangerous.
More information about the insects is available at a special
section of cdc.gov, the website
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"We're not alone in having to battle bedbugs. Many other
colleges and universities, and some of the finest hotels in the
world, deal with them occasionally," Simons said. "Any time I go to
a hotel room, it's the first thing I check."
Upon discovering the presence of bedbugs, CSC hires a pest
control service to treat the area and gives the students the
opportunity to move to a different room. Mattresses are destroyed,
and clothing is double bagged and taken to a laundry service for
If students of the residence halls suspect bedbugs, they may
contact residence hall staff or Simons, 308-432-6466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students seeking
treatment for bites may contact CSC Health Services at