Bed bugs found in two Pittsburgh elementary schools

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Bed bugs were discovered in two Pittsburgh elementary schools this week, a spokeswoman said.

At Pittsburgh Arlington K-8, two related children "had a significant amount of bed bug bites," said district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh.

Four classrooms and lockers near the students' were treated Wednesday, after the bugs were discovered in their lockers, she said.

"We are working with that family to help get them the support they need to handle that situation," she said, adding the students continue to be monitored.

A single bed bug also was discovered in a classroom at Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 in Stanton Heights earlier this week, prompting monitoring and pest management procedures, Ms. Pugh said. Parents and students in that classroom were notified, she said.

Bed bugs typically do not infest schools, she said.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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