Spectrum | Apr. 29 5:08 pm EST
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Bedbug breakout in EC

Source: Spectator

East Campus is facing a potential bed bug breakout.

Students residing on the 16th floor of the building reported that their suites were visited by maintenance this afternoon to place bed bug traps as a precaution due to incidences of bed bugs on the 18th floor above. One maintenance worker indicated that a few suites on 18 were experiencing bed bug problems but did not say specifically how many. Housing has not yet responded to Spectator requests for comment. Send us any information you have at tips@columbiaspectator.com.

Spectrum’s thoughts on the breakout: An appropriate almost-goodbye-present, perchance? Or just payback from the natural elements for all the debauchery that its floors (and beds) have played host to in the last year?¬†Watch where you sleep, because the morning after may not be as fun.




  1. we could have had it all • April 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm • Reply


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  2. Anonymous • April 30, 2014 at 12:28 am • Reply

    this is a huge issue to the whole campus…we should be getting more information.

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  3. bedbugblogger1 • April 30, 2014 at 8:23 am • Reply

    Properties are over run due to denial. No known chemical can stop them. Traps useless.

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  4. bedbugblogger1 • April 30, 2014 at 8:25 am • Reply

    This will be worse bed bug spring in the history of the US.

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  5. anon • April 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm • Reply

    Had it in Carmen Freshman year..pretty much ruins your semester. Tell the fumigator I say hey, we bonded

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