AGAIN?!? Students besieged by bedbugs

August 13, 2010 7:24:14 PM PDT
The university's dorms have been hit by bedbugs 21 times this year.

Gannon University in Erie has moved five students out of school apartments and into a hotel because of bedbugs.

School officials say this is the 21st time this school year that bedbugs have been found in a campus dormitory or apartment.

The school had a bedbug outbreak in 2003 during which several students suffered bites from the bloodsucking insects and the rashes that result. The university thought it had the problem licked until the outbreaks began again this school year.

The university is having an exterminator spray the rooms and officials are laundering the students' clothes and bedding. The school says it had spent "hundreds of thousands" of dollars battling its bedbug problem.

Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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