Bedbugs found in Nebraska university dorm room


January 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Bedbugs have been sharing space with two students who live in a dorm room at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   Ashleigh Auman told Lincoln television station KLKN that she and her roommate noticed the bugs when they returned to their ninth-floor room from winter break. The women reported the bugs to university officials after the roommate was bitten on her arms and legs.  Some bedbugs were found in a cork board. 

The Abel Hall dorm is home to hundreds of students, so officials have been taking precautions against the bedbugs spreading elsewhere. Exterminators have been called in, clothes and bedding have been washed and mattresses exchanged. In June bedbugs turned up in a laboratory used as office space by the university’s College of Engineering.