NOTIFICATION AND INFORMATION
ABOUT BED BUGS
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 mosquito bite. Watch for clusters of bites, usually in a line, on exposed areas of the body. If you have concerns for you or your child, please contact your doctor.
The source of bed bugs often cannot be determined, as bed bugs may be found in many places including hotels, planes, and movie theaters. Even though it is unlikely for bed bugs to be spread in schools,
Contact your physician or school nurse for proper care and treatment of bed bug bites.
If you have any questions regarding bed bugs in your school, please contact the principal or school nurse. If you have any questions regarding bed bugs found in your home, refer to the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force’s web site at www.centralohiobedbugs.org.
School Nurse Principal
(If one is available)