UNL Finds Bed Bugs In Two More Rooms
Friday, January 20, 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln staff members have found
bedbugs in at least two more rooms, the university's housing
director said in an online post Friday.
"Right now we have identified one room in Abel, as well as a
student lounge, and a student room in The Village, in which active
bedbugs have been found and are being treated," Sue Gildersleeve
Earlier this week, the university confirmed it had found bedbugs
in a room shared by two students in Abel Hall. The students found
the bugs when they returned to their ninth-floor room after winter
break, and a university official said the students likely brought
them into the room.
In June, bedbugs turned up in a laboratory used as office space
by the College of Engineering.
UNL hired an exterminator to clear the Abel Hall room of the
bugs and paid to have the students' bedding and clothing cleaned.
The university plans to do the same with the two other rooms iwhere
the bugs were found.
"There is no reason to believe other rooms are affected,"
Gildersleeve said in her online post. "But it is useful for you to
know what to look for and how to help prevent bed bugs from getting
in to your belongings or rooms."
The university provided an online informational sheet about
bedbugs at housing.unl.edu/bedbugs.shtml.