Yet Another College Campus Affected by Bed Bugs: Wake Forest University

January 23, 2017

College dormitories are infamous for being extremely hospitable environments for bed bugs and yet another college campus has reported sightings of bed bugs, Wake Forest University in Oregon.


According to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal Wake Forest University was being proactive and had a K9 team search the residential areas on the campus before having its students move in for the fall semester.


“The canine teams did find evidence of bedbugs in a very small number of rooms, about 2 percent, and the rooms have been treated using a high-heat treatment that is considered by pest-control experts to be 100 percent effective,” spokeswoman Cheryl Walker said in an email.


Officials at Wake Forest University are hopeful that the residential areas will be bed bug free by the time students are ready to move into their dorms.


Wake Forest University’s dorms are not the only properties in Winston-Salem that are infested by bed bugs. Over the past few weeks, Crystal Towers located in downtown Winston-Salem has been dealing with a severe bed bug infestation.


According  to the Winston-Salem Journal “of Crystal Towers’ 201 units, 90 are being treated for bedbugs, officials said.” The difficulty with treating bed bugs, even using the most effective of methods is that if even one bed bug egg survives, re-infestation can occur quickly.

Although Wake Forest University officials remain hopeful, they may have a long and strenuous battle against bed bugs that could leave its mark on the student body.

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