KEARNEY — Officials at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have confirmed a second case of bedbugs in a residence hall.
The case is again isolated to a single room, in the same hall where bedbugs were found previously. No bedbugs were found in rooms adjacent to, above or below the affected room.
A pest control company has been on campus; it conducted an in-depth inspection and will treat the affected room and the rooms on both sides, above and below the affected room. All five rooms will also have two follow-up treatments.
“We have a protocol in place and will be following that protocol,” said Tony Earls, UNK director of residence life and associate dean for student affairs.
While bedbugs are a nuisance, they are not known to transmit disease, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
— World-Herald News Service