School Information

Actual bed bug infestations in school classrooms are uncommon. More commonly, a few bed bugs will hitchhike to school from an infested home by hiding in a student’s clothing or backpack.
Bed bugs that hitch a ride into the school in one student’s backpack could be carried home by another student.

The Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force is working to educate our communities about bed bugs and methods to handle this problem.

Important Tips:

  • If bed bugs have been reported in your child’s classroom, consider daily inspection of backpacks, lunchboxes, coats and other items that travel back and forth to school.
  • Store students’ items in sealed in plastic containers to prevent potential bed bugs from getting into the home.
  • Clothes/coats suspected of being in contact with bed bugs may be dried at the highest dryer setting for AN ADDITIONAL 30 minutes AFTER THE ITEM IS DRY to kill bed bugs.
  •  REMEMBER: Bed Bugs are NOT a sign of bad housekeeping or uncleanliness.
  • Additional information can be found under About Bed Bugs and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs.

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School Letter for Parents Sample

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

We recently found a bed bug in your child’s classroom. Bed bugs are a nuisance, but their bites are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs are usually active at night and feed on human blood. The bite does not hurt at first, but it may become swollen and itch, much like a...

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