Bed Bug Infestation Forces Univ. Of Md. College Park Students Out Of Their Apartments


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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) Bed bugs invade the University of Maryland at College Park forcing students from their dorms.

Rochelle Ritchie explains why experts say colleges are especially prone to infestations.

These students are having a hard time sleeping at night. One has suffered several bites and it could be months before the bugs are gone.

Building 7 of the South Campus Commons on the University of Maryland, College Park campus has an itchy problem bed bugs.

I found one in my room in the closet and only after I found one they took action, Turna Mekherje, a student who lives in the infested apartment, said.

For months, four roommates have been battling bed bugs, and despite efforts to get them under control, nothing seems to be working.

We pretty much cant sit anywhere in our apartment because we are scared we are going to contract them or something, Aditi Kalotra said.

And they have the bites to prove it.

A video shows how the girls are living. The roommates had to put their belongings in bags, strip their beds down to the mattress and empty their closets in hopes of getting rid of the bugs.

We just have to deal with this because thats how long the treatment process is supposed to take, Raevathi Ramadorai said.

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