Students are often at risk of bed bug infestation due to the highly mobile lifestyle, frequent travel, regular purchasing or scavenging of used furniture and usually living in situations that are conductive to bed bug infestations.
Students are strongly cautioned against “scavenging” beds and furniture that have been discarded and left by the curb for disposal, or behind places of business. Bed bug infestations are not limited to beds and mattresses, and they can be found on tables, drawers, and even electronics if these items were located in a bedroom or other room that was infested with bed bugs.
If you are a student and think you have a bed bug infestation please notify your landlord or dormitory supervisor immediately. Bed Bugs are difficult to get rid of and generally require professional assistance.
Here is some information that may be helpful to students dealing with a bed bug infestation:
- How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Entering your home. Information on some simple steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from entering your living space.
- The internet is full of advice and contradicting information on what to do if you have bed bugs. Here you can find some basic information on what NOT to do if you have bed bugs.
- Have I Found a Bed Bug? Will provide you with information on identifying bed bugs.
- Do it Yourself Bed Bug Control. This page contains information on steps that can be taken to reduce the number of bed bugs in an infestation. It is generally very difficult to control bed bugs without the assistance of a professional but thereare some steps that can be taken to decrease the number of bed bugs present in a particular environment.