Asleep in class? Bedbugs might get you at college in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The University of South Florida is dealing with an infestation of bedbugs.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that instead of invading USF’s beds or dorms, the bugs have infested its classrooms.

USF officials say six classrooms and a reception area in the Muma College of Business building are currently infested with Cimex lectularius – the common bedbug.

University employees discovered the bedbugs last week after a student complained about bugs in Room 118. A pest control company treated the building, including spots where the bugs weren’t found. The area is now being monitored for follow-up treatments.

Classes in the building have been relocated for the rest of the Summer A semester, which ends June 24.

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