Bedbugs turn up in lab/office space at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; extermination scheduled
Friday, June 10, 2011
LINCOLN, Neb. - Authorities say bedbugs have turned up on the
third floor of Nebraska Hall at the University of
A UNL spokesman says the bugs' presence was confirmed Thursday
and extermination is scheduled for Friday.
They were found in a laboratory that is used as office space for
the College of Engineering. Staff members will return to their
workspace soon. No classes are held there.
UNL spokesman Stephen Smith says the bugs don't pose a major
health threat, but the university wants to protect its
In January, Lancaster County court offices and courtrooms on the
second floor of the County-City Building in Lincoln were sprayed
after a trained dog found an infestation.
Pest-control companies say the number of bedbug treatments has
surged in the past few years.