Bedbugs return to UAA student housing

January 24, 2012 

Juvenile and adult bedbugs

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Bedbugs have been discovered in at least two student housing complexes at the University of Alaska Anchorage this month, reports the campus newspaper The Northern Light.

As the spring semester started for the UAA community, North Hall and a few Main Apartment Complexes (MAC) found themselves victims of the expanding bedbug population. An unconfirmed number of rooms are hosting the nighttime visitors.

Debra Lovaas, the director of housing, confirmed that UAA currently has a bedbug issue but stressed it was "not an outbreak."

"Once we learn that there is a bedbug problem in any one area, we isolate it right away," Lovaas said, declining to give further comment.

An outbreak of bedbugs was reported in student housing in the fall semester of 2010, reports The Northern Light. Read more.

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