Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bloomington campus prevents Bed Bugs

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University says swift action by its staff may have prevented an infestation of bed bugs on the Bloomington campus.

IU environmental health and safety director Mike Jenson says an employee at the IU Wells Library found one bed bug on a library wall Monday. After that discovery, public health staff inspected the area and set out traps that caught a second bed bug.

Jenson says the area has now been treated with an insecticide and the insect traps remain in place. As of Wednesday, no additional bed bugs have been found.
He says the staff's awareness and quick actions may have prevented an infestation of the irritating small reddish-brown wingless insects.
The "bites" of bed bugs can cause red, itchy welts that can become irritated if scratched.

By: Bradley Skierkowski
Sourced By: Associated Press