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Bed Bugs Pose Dorm Threat

In recent months, the United States has been suffering a new epidemic. No, it’s not swine flu, SARS, or Bieber Fever. Our country has recently been dealing with a bed bug infestation. These little suckers (pun intended) have increasingly been popping up in hotel rooms, pose an inconvenience as they are small (the size of an apple seed), and feed on warm-blooded animals’ blood (like humans). While they receive attention for being present in hotel rooms, dorm rooms pose just as dangerous a breeding area.

Difficult to control, bedbugs thrive in small, crowded areas, like dorm rooms. With a decrease in the use of effective pesticides for environmental reasons, the number of university-related incidents involving bedbugs has grown across the country.

Besides bedbugs, what else wouldn’t you want to wake up to in your bed?

  • Pete, the Youngstown State penguin
  • Graham Spanier wearing the Nittany Lion outfit
  • Zach Galifianakis (his beard looks so scratchy!)
  • Magic Johnson
  • Rick Newman (Who? Exactly)
  • This guy
  • A horse’s head

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About the Author

Noah Simmons

Noah is an International Politics major minoring in French. Noah participates in the Mock Trial team, the Sailing Team, and is the president/founder of the Odyssey of the Mind club. Besides pushing the limit of what is journalistically acceptable, Noah enjoys long walks on the beach and football. In a previous lifetime he was William Wallace


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