Chairs removed from Mott’s Flint campus after bedbugs found
Flint, Mich. – Mott Community College officials say bedbug-infested chairs have been removed from a student lounge on the Flint campus.
The college says the chairs were removed for treatment to kill the insects after they were found Thursday on the chairs in the Mott Memorial Building’s student lounge.
MLive.com reports that the bedbug find on the Flint campus follows the discovery of bedbugs earlier this month in a high school classroom in the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, which is also in Genesee County.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all consider bedbugs a public health pest.
But unlike most public health pests, bedbugs are not known to transmit or spread disease.