UNL's approach to addressing complaints of bedbugs, and managing them if confirmed present.
Your workspace responsibilities to help UNL control the bedbug situation.
Think you've spotted a bed bug on campus? Here's a guide on UNL's response procedure.
Where do bedbugs come from? What should I look for? Can bedbugs transmit any illnesses? and more...
In a campus setting it is conceivable for students, faculty, staff and visitors to spread bed bugs in many ways:
- Guests with infected luggage
- Visiting an infected location and returning with infected luggage
- Bringing in outside furniture
- Finding furniture and other items outside (particularly on trash days) and bringing them back to the residence halls
- Spending nights away from their room when bed bugs are suspected (sometimes the idea of sleeping in the bed where you have previously been bitten is difficult to accept, however it can help prevent the spread of bed bugs)
Avoiding these activities is advisable in attempting to stem the spread of bedbugs.
Education and information is key in preventing bedbugs. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are encouraged to read information on this site, other resources and to know what to look for.