GREENWICH, Conn. The public will get the chance to learn more about bedbugs from state and local experts at an open forum at Greenwich High School on Jan. 25. Experts will discuss how to prevent bedbugs and what to do if one is discovered.
Bedbugs were found at Hamilton Avenue School in December, district officials said. Three bedbugs were found in three separate incidents. A dead bedbug was found on a students backpack Dec. 2, and two live bedbugs were found Dec. 9 and Dec. 14. An exterminator steam-cleaned the classrooms where bedbugs were found. The school was treated during winter break.
Bedbugs are small, flat, reddish brown insects that feed on human blood. According to the Mayo Clinic , bedbugs can be infected with some blood-borne diseases if they feed on infected people. However, they are not known to transmit diseases.
The forum will take place at the Greenwich High School auditorium, located at 10 Hillside Road, at 7 p.m.
In case of snow or bad weather, the forum will be held Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Greenwich High School.
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