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Bed Bugs at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah

University of Utah finds bed bugs in the J. Willard Marriott Library!

Spraying seems to have been the common method to combat the bed bug problems at the University of Utah Library. The Center for Disease Control actually recommends bed bug heat treatment as an integrated approach to combatting bed bug problems in a home, business or anywhere else.

Below is the Fox13Now.com Article about the Bed Bug Problem at J.Willard Marriott Library in Utah: 

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been a working weekend at the University of Utah, where exterminators are eradicating bed bugs in the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Students encountered locked doors at the library Sunday, but a note on the door said classes will still be held Monday.

Steve Sternfeld brought his grandsons to the library, unaware of the infestation.

“I feel really bad for the university,” Sternfeld said. “It’s a lot of hassle for them.”

Max Pia, owner of Pest Pro in Salt Lake City, said he’s already seen cases that have spread from the library to the community.

“We have been dealing with a few students that have picked it up from the university,” Pia said.

And bed bugs can be hard little critters to kill.

“They’re up there with cockroaches,” Pia said. “You’ve got to spray basically everywhere where they’re living.”

The exterminator said he uses three rounds of professional strength pesticide to treat home infestations, but it’s not the only tool in his arsenal.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends an integrated approach when battling bed bugs, combining the careful use of pesticides with: heat treatment, vacuuming, sealing cracks, and removing clutter.

Pia said bed bugs leave raised bumps and swelling on the skin similar to mosquito bites.

“They’re not a big danger to humans. They don’t spread diseases,” he said.

But Sternfeld isn’t too keen on blood-sucking parasites, and he said he hopes the university gets the infestation cleared up soon.

“I teach in this building on Tuesdays,” Sternfeld said, “so I really hope they have it open on Tuesday.”

School officials said Sunday the first level of the library will be open Monday, and classes would be held as usual as crews worked to clear the bugs from the other levels. The library was expected to be fully reopened by Tuesday.

Read More Here: http://fox13now.com


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