UPDATE: No More Bed Bugs at Verona High School


VERONA, NJ - A licensed pest management company has treated Verona High School, according to school administration, and the building is free and clear of any bed bugs.  

The school alerted students and parents on Wednesday to suspected bed bugs in the building.  According to a letter sent by VHS principal Josh Cogdill, the pest management company did find two areas in the school where bed bugs were confirmed, but they were not in any classroom or student-occupied area.  

"Although bed bugs can be transmitted from one location to another in backpacks, clothing, books, and other items, a bed bug infestation is unlikely in a school," the letter said.  

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Following Board of Education protocol, the school completed recommended vacuuming procedures and treated all necessary classrooms and areas with a non-toxic cleaner.  The letter further stated that specialized trained dogs were used by the pest management company to conduct a thorough inspection of the school on Thursday -- the dogs can detect bed bugs throughout the entire building, including behind walls.  

According to the letter, all bed bugs have been removed from the school and the pest management company has determined that the problem has been completely remediated.

Related story:  Bed Bugs Suspected at Verona High School

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