It’s at least the fourth incident this spring. Bed bugs have been found at another area school, this time at Lake Taylor Middle School in Norfolk. Local television station WAVY reported that the pests were first reported on Friday. The school was treated on Friday afternoon and over the weekend.
Unfortunately, if the source of the bed bugs is someone’s home, the school could easily be infested again, no matter how much the school has been treated.
WAVY published the following statement from Lake Taylor Middle School Principal, Dr. Lynnell Gibson:
“The administration of Lake Taylor Middle School aims to keep our parents informed of situations that arise at the school. As you are aware from the Parent Link phone message this weekend, reports of bed bugs were taken on Friday, May 3, 2013. The building was inspected and treated appropriately. Today, a bed bug was found and we continue to monitor, inspect and treat the school. We will continue to work with a licensed pest control specialist regarding pest management.
Bed bug are a nuisance, but their bites are not known to spread disease. We are providing additional information about bed bugs for you to review. If you have medical concerns for you or your child, please contact your healthcare provider or school nurse for questions regarding proper care and treatment of bed bug bites.”