Bed Bugs Invade Reinhardt University, Again
Thursday, January 19, 2012
ATLANTA, GA - For the second time in about a year and a half,
bed bugs have found their way into a Reinhardt University
11Alive was contacted by two students on our news tip line.
School officials say they found bed bugs in three rooms but now
have the infestation under control.
It's a familiar process on the Waleska, Ga. campus. In
September of 2010, a freshman dorm was full of bed bugs.
Jeff Hullinger spoke with the man in charge of getting rid of
the insects at Reinhardt -- Chuck Tindol of Allgood Pest
HULLINGER: "Chuck, how do you know you have bed bugs if you
can't see them?"
TINDOL: "You are going to have bites on various parts of
your body. They feed on blood, so they have to attach and
JH: "So if they do not have blood supply for their feed,
then theoretically they die right?"
CT: "They can live for months and months. They'll be
there. Most homeowners are not going to get bed bugs unless
they stay in an infested area, a hotel; it doesn't have to be a
roadside hotel --some of the nicest hotels have bed bugs."
JH: "How do you get rid of them? What's the best course if
you know you have them?
CT: "Because the population grows so quickly, you've got to
kill all the population at one time and one treatment (of
insecticide and heat)."