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Bed bugs found in USF dorm room

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Four students at the University of South Florida are free to return to their dorm rooms today. A possible out break of bed bugs was reported last Thursday in a suite at Mu Hall.

School spokesperson, Adam Freeman, said the school moved the students out of their dorm as a precaution, while investigating the situation.

Freeman said a pest control specialist was brought in. A visual inspection was completed and a K9 unit sniffed for bed bugs. Evidence of bed bug eggs were found in one room. They did not discover any evidence of bed bugs in any other rooms in the building.

Freeman said pest control specialists conducted a steam treatment to kill any bed bugs or eggs that may have been present.

The students were moved to another apartment on campus as a precaution. But now that the room has been treated, they are expected to move back into their dorm sometime on Tuesday.

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