We are writing in response to concerns being raised by staff and students regarding the report of bed bugs in the Library (Building 1L). A report was taken by Public Safety on Saturday, May 5, 2012 that a student saw what she believed to be a bed bug while sitting in a cushioned chair on the first floor of the Library.

On Wednesday, May 9 the area and the chairs in question were inspected by a licensed exterminator and one chair was found to have a single bed bug present. The chairs were treated on site, encapsulated in large plastic bags and removed from the premises. While our exterminator believes this is an isolated case, we are taking added precautionary measures and have implemented a preemptive treatment and monitoring program.