Insecticide Used to Clean Beechview School with Bed Bugs
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials identified the source of bed bugs discovered Friday in Beechwood PreK-5 and ensured the school is clean, a district spokeswoman said Tuesday.

No new cases have been reported, said Ebony Pugh. After a half day of classes last Friday, the school is on spring break until Monday. Over the weekend, crews treated the entire building on Rockland Avenue with an insecticide. Pugh said they did not find any nests.

The district sent a letter home to parents alerting them, Pugh said. No parents have called the school to report any new cases, she said.

Pugh would not identify the source of the bed bugs, but they can travel in backpacks and coats. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they do not spread disease.