MSU On Bedbug Alert

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Dorms on lookout for pests as students return.

Bed bugs are reddish-brown small (about 1/4-inch long), wingless and very flat

Michigan State University officials say they're working to make sure bedbugs aren't tagging along when thousands of students move back to campus this week.

The East Lansing school has experienced only a handful of minor bedbug incidents over the past couple of years.

But the Lansing State Journal says reports of the bugs being on the rise around the country has Michigan State on higher alert.

That's especially because Detroit is a major feeder area for Michigan State.

Pest control company Terminix said last week Detroit is one of the nation's most bedbug-infested cities.

Bedbugs have been making a comeback over the past five years, and the Ingham County health department says it has seen an increase in calls from people needing help

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:52 AM
    Too late..There's been one big bed bug in the Michigan capitol for 8 years.. Irritating, disturbing, bugging the residents of the state of Michigan now for far too long..Bed bug Granholm has gotten under our skin long enough..
  • by bed bug victim Location: US on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM
    Don’t throw away your mattress immediately; otherwise someone else can get bed bugs. 1. Buy 3 cans of bed bug spray (you really need that) 2. Spray your mattress 3. Seal your mattress with thick plastic mattress cover (must NOT have any holes, otherwise they can get in and bit you again) 4. Find the bed bugs in your bed frame and kill them 5. Spray your bed frame every day for at least 1 week 6. Wash your bed sheets and blankets with HOT water 7. Wash all your clothes with HOT water 8. Dry your clothes in heater (heat can kill bed bugs) 9. After cleaning, put your cloths in a plastic bag with air zip 10. Put your bags of cloths in the middle of your house
  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    School housing is a breeding ground for disease and insect infestation. It is remarkable that there are not more outbreaks of contangious diseases at these schools.
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