Bed Bugs invade Ekstrom Library

By on October 3, 2012

By Tyler Mercer–

Early this morning the Vice President for Business Affairs reported “Bed bugs are reddish-brown, wingless insects that are found nationwide. They do not transmit disease but do bite to feed off the blood of humans and other animals. This semester, UofL has received and responded to three reports of bed bug sightings. The sightings are isolated and have been investigated and addressed.”

During the month of Sep. housing called in pest control to inspect separate reports of bed bugs in Unitas Tower. The rooms involved were reported to be located close together.

Trace amounts of bug beds were found in Ekstrom Library on Sep. 28. The message from the VP for Business Affairs continued, “The company then eliminated the problem quickly and safely, mitigating any risk to students, faculty or staff.

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