Princeton University battles bed bugs in two dorm rooms

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Friday, October 4, 2013

A bed bug infestation at Princeton University has displaced several students from two separate dorm rooms in one of the campus’s residential halls.

The most recent case of bed bugs was reported on October 1 after a student staying in a four-person suite at Rockefeller College’s Holder Hall noticed what appeared to be a bed bug infestation on a piece of personal furniture brought into the suite, Princeton University spokesman Martin Mbugua said in an e-mail today.

An infestation was confirmed after an exterminator inspected the room, Mbugua said.

The residents living in that room were offered temporary housing elsewhere on campus while the suite and students’ belongings were decontaminated, he said.

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