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Kalamazoo Public Schools addresses bedbug concerns

Posted at 8:07 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 20:07:00-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich — Kalamazoo Public Schools is addressing recent concerns over bedbugs at Milwood Magnet School.

According to a post on the district's Facebook page, bedbugs were identified at the school last Wednesday, and treatment was brought in on Friday after students and staff had left the building. Then, just yesterday, another bedbug was found.

The district says Rose Pest Solutions inspected the school with the help of a canine and found no more bugs. As a precaution, they plan to increase how often canine inspections are done at Milwood Magnet School.

Kalamazoo Public Schools says it has an established inspection schedule at all of its buildings and follows best practice guidelines with the help of Rose Pest Solutions and the Kalamazoo County Health Department.

The district plans to send home a letter Thursday about the situation at Milwood Magnet and its preventive measures.

Bedbugs feed on people and animals' blood while they sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control, bedbugs don't spread disease but can cause excessive itching that can lead to skin infections.