Bed bugs discovered at Galesburg High School

Bed bugs  (AP photo)
Bed bugs (AP photo)

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) – Parents were notified this week that bed bugs have been discovered at Galesburg High School.

“Bed bugs are a nuisance, but their bites are not known to spread disease,” reads a message family members say they received from the school on Sept. 28, 2016.

Jonathan W. Bradburn with Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 says Galesburg High School has had inspections and has put a pest management plan in place.

“Galesburg High School will continue to work to identify bed bugs, provide thorough inspection of the school and have a licensed pest control specialist assist with implementation of the pest management plan,” Bradburn told parents this week.

The Register-Mail reports that there have been two recent instances of bed bugs at the school involving two different students, with the first case being last week and the second case this past Wednesday, the day Bradburn notified parents.

The paper reports that administrators believe the two cases are not related.

Bradburn tells parents they may contact the school if they have questions, and anyone with bed bugs in their home should contact the health department.

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