The number of people on college campuses allows for bed bugs to spread more rapidly. Bags can be exposed in lecture halls, on the bus, or in the library. All it takes is one student living in infested off-campus housing who returns a library book with bed bugs and suddenly there is a large infestation to be dealt with that can quickly spread from the library to the dormitories and beyond.
These infestations can affect students on campus and parents at home as students returning from the dormitories for the holidays bring bed bugs back with them. It’s important to be aware and take steps to prevent and treat bed bug infestations.