AMK housing reinsures bed bug policy on campus

AMK housing reinsures bed bug policy on campus

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A minor discomfort, but the host doesn’t give it much thought.
When the host walks into their room and crashes on to the bed, the parasite leaps into action. It hops off, finds a nice, dark crevice, and multiplies.
Local television stations revealed that numerous cases of bed bugs were reported in the University Square apartments last Monday.
The Jernigan Library stated that about six to eight months ago, they started noticing bugs in returned books.
The library purchased a Packtite device, which heats books up to 120 degrees, in order to kill the bugs.
“We’ve only seen the bugs in books when the books are coming in. We’ve never seen them in books in the library,” said Bruce Schueneman, Interim Library Director.
University Housing, over the course of the last five years, has receives about four to six complains a year about bed bugs.”
“Sometimes there are, other times there aren’t any, said Tom Martin, Director of Housing. “They are a nuisance, and they can be hard to get rid of, but we have a protocol for it.”
The protocol involves examining the room, including bedding, sheets, and other furniture.
If there is an infestation, Housing relocates the student to another room.
The room is treated twice, re-inspected, and the mattress is replaced.
Also, student is also told to wash their clothing with very hot water.
“Try not to buy used furniture. Be particular about where you go. There’s a certain amount of risk involved. Anytime we have a student that thinks they have bugs, we check it out and relocate them if they ask,” said Martin.
Pest control comes in once a month, but they can come in more than that, if needed.
“Bed bugs complaints are always taken seriously and dealt with quickly,” said Martin.

Frank Garza
Editor-in-Chief