Kingsville Bed Bugs
Monday, January 30, 2012
KINGSVILLE - A bed bug problem is so bad at the Texas A&M
Kingsville campus library that officials had to step in.
The Interim Director of the library says that around eight
months ago, they noticed about 100 books were returned with bed
bugs inside. So they bought a special machine called a Packtite to
fight the bed bug problem.
Since the machine has been in place, the bug infestation has
disappeared, but where the bed bugs were coming from still seems to
be in question.
Bruce Schueneman had this to say, "They are coming from wherever
the students live."
Over a year ago residents of the University Square Complex
complained about the bed bugs, and it seems that they are still an
One resident, Pabankatak Velagaledi Venkadanaga tells us, "Bed
bugs are a lot in every apartment you see."
Pabankatak says he has complained about the bugs and pest
control has come, but he feels that they could do a better job. He
says that they will come in and only spray the kitchen.
Pabankatak, who moved here from India says that since he is an
international student the dorms are too expensive. He says; "This
is the only option we have over here to live, so bed bugs are very
much common over here."
He says that while the living conditions are uncomfortable, it
isn't anything new for him, "The same situation it has been for the
past two years, so we are just used to it. I will be graduating in
May, so people who are new to this area are going to find it very
However the manager of the complex says that they do not feel that
bed bugs are an issue.
She tells us that whenever they get a complaint, they get the
pest control to come and take care of the problem.
She also tells us that the students are also responsible for
keeping their apartments clean.