BedBug Central's Jeffrey White featured in Omaha World Herald

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Fri, 2012-02-17 12:40
Jeffrey White, Technical Director of BedBug Central, is quoted in an article in the Omaha World Herald, where he discusses the recent bed bug infestation at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln campus (UNL). UNL is using dogs to detect for bed bugs in the dormitories, and our own Jeffrey White is concerned about the possibility of false positives.

According to the Omaha World Herald, only a handful of the bedbug reports have come from students who actually saw the bugs or were bitten.The rest were detected through the housing department's efforts to ferret out the bugs, though in some rooms they could be seen climbing and crawling. The article states that UNL has estimated that the cost to detect and eradicate the bugs could exceed $100,000.

"College and university dorms are really long-term-stay hotels," he said. "The trick is limiting the spread in a dorm building. You have a lot of socialization among students in a dorm. If you don't catch things quick enough, you have a sort of spider web effect."-Excerpt from Omaha World Herald

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