UNL to Search Every Dorm Room for Bedbugs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln say they plan to search every dorm room on campus for bedbugs after an infestation was discovered earlier this month.

University officials said Wednesday they've spent $20,000 so far
on services and equipment to get rid of the bedbugs, and could end
up paying $100,000. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan Franco
says 25 student rooms have tested positive in three residence
halls.

The university is using a rat terrier named Spots to detect the
bugs, and may bring in other dogs from out of state. Spots is the
only dog in Nebraska capable of sniffing them out.

Officials say they are using special heated pouches to kill bugs
on backpacks and other items. They're also freezing the bugs with
carbon dioxide.


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