Imagine that you’re a college student at Goucher College in Baltimore. You are living in Towson’s Dulaney Valley Apartments just outside of campus. Now imagine adding bedbugs to the scenario. Unfortunately this really happened at this apartment complex forcing dozens of students to move out.
There were three confirmed incidents of bedbugs at the complex one in mid July and the other two in September. Many students moved closer to the college to a placed called the Sheraton while others to Dulaney Crescent Apartments.
The college encouraged each and every student to move out of their apartments however some decided they’d take the chance and stay put. These students were asked to sign a liability waiver. About 30 of the 94 students decided to stay, others on the other hand couldn’t imagine staying. The article quotes a student, Marissa Kluger saying, “The thought that you could have bedbugs is frightening.”
The college felt obligated to assist students in moving although the apartment complex is now completely bedbug free after having a pest control company take care of the pests immediately after the September incident. Fortunately for the students they are now reassured they are living bedbug free. Bedbugs can come from many different places, but in hotels and apartment complexes they can spread and repopulate even faster. For tips on how to spot bedbugs check out our FAQ section and bedbug checklist.
If you think you may have bedbugs you’ll want to take immediate action or you may find yourself forced to move like some of the students at Goucher College.