Denver is on the list of the “Top 10 BedBug infested cities“, so it is no wonder that they’ve been found at West High School. BedBugs are “hitch-hikers”, so they will cling to any fabric that smells like a human…. moving from place to place, looking for the next meal. That meal is YOU, because the only food source for a BedBug is human blood.
BedBugs move from place to place looking for a reliable, convenient meal and a place to breed, just like humans. Robert Hancock, Professor at Metropolitan State University tells Jaclyn Allen of ABC7 News the story. The only solution to a BedBug infestation is to avoid the area, then work to KILL the BedBugs. Repellant sprays and 1/2 measures do NOT work. One single female BedBug can restart an infestation, so all the students and parents should be aware and learn what BedBugs look like. Watch for the signs of BedBug bites too, since there is no way to know how long the BedBugs were in West High School, before they were discovered. Small red insect-bite-mark are the first sign of a new infestation in your home. It’s important to take action, as soon as you suspect a BedBug infestation. It’s also important to know that BedBugs can be anywhere. They arrived at West High School from someone’s clothing or bookbag. They can leave and follow any child or teacher home, using the same travel-method.
Professor Hancock is correct. A school isn’t an ideal home for BedBugs, so they will look for a transport-host to help them travel to a new better “home”. Bedbugs can be anywhere and they can live without a meal for as much as 4-5 months, just waiting for an opportunity to feed. These BedBug News Report pages and full of press-clippings about BedBugs on busses, carseats, [cabs and airplanes seats too] plus offices, hospitals, Drs offices, movie theaters and clothing stores. You must remain aware.
In this specific case, the school admins did the right thing. They took immediate action and it appears that the infestation was very limited. Denver Public Schools Pest Control team conducted a treatment of the area. Two “follow-up” visits determined that the West High School campus can re-open.
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