Bed bugs found in two Pittsburgh schools

by: Michael Hasch Updated:


Two classrooms and locker areas in the Arlington K-8 school were sprayed this week and are being monitored because two children were found to have a number of bed bug bites, Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said on Friday.

A school nurse noticed the bug bites on the children, who are siblings, when she examined them on Wednesday, Pugh said. Spraying was ordered after bed bugs were found in book bags in their lockers, Pugh said.

She said that school officials are working with the family to help get them the aid needed to handle the matter at home. Letters were sent out to the families of all students notifying them of the situation.

A classrooom at Sunnyside K-8 in Stanton Heights also is being monitored after a teacher spotted a single bed bug in the classroom, Pugh said.

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