Bed Bugs Spotted In UTSA Housing
KHOU.com (Houston, TX)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, TX - The University of Texas at San Antonio has
notified students to look out for bed bugs.
UTSA says they have detected a few of these tiny biters on campus
at the University Oaks, Chisholm Hall and Laurel Village residence
facilities. They say three confirmed cases were resolved, and a
fourth is currently being treated.
University officials sent out email notices to students in both the
affected facilities and also to those living in unaffected
"With the health and safety of our students in mind, we are working
with a local extermination firm to resolve the bed bug issue in one
of our residence facilities," said Lionel Maten, UTSA director of
housing and residence life. "The firm has worked with universities
across the region to remediate bed bug incidents and is going above
and beyond our protocol in the affected facility. We anticipate
resolving the issue today, March 21."
UTSA says here are some identifying signs that you too have been
visited by bed bugs:
- Blood spots about the size of a pencil tip on mattress or
- Small black dirt specks in seams, cracks or crevices of beds
- Small whitish casing in seams, cracks or crevices of beds and
- Actual bugs present (bed bugs are small and flat, about the
size of a common wood tick)
- Unexplained rash on your body -- bed bug bites resemble
mosquito and flea bites and tend to appear in a straight line
- UTSA students who believe they have been bitten by bed bugs may
get treatment at the UTSA Student Health Services on the main and
The Texas Department of State Health Services has more
information on bed bugs on their website.