It seems our foes are stronger than we first imagined. Tipsters have reported several fresh bed bug sightings on the 4th floor of Butler, and Francie Mrkich, Director of Access Services, confirms the reappearance:

This was reported by a student on Saturday and Facilities was notified immediately. I’ll give you an update on the situation as soon as I receive it.

You might want to avoid the upholstered chairs and opt for the hardwood today. But don’t fret, Columbia’s Herculean extermination efforts in the past assure us that no area will remain un”vacuumed and chemically treated.” Bwog will keep you updated on the ongoing skirmish.

Update 3:50 pm

Francie Mrkich writes:

The exterminator was here this morning and did a preliminary check of the room. No bedbugs were found. Traps now are being set in the room and will be monitored throughout the week. If evidence of bedbugs are found, necessary steps will be taken to clean and treat the room.

Update 5:03 pm

We’ve confirmed with Scott Wright, Vice President of Student and Administrative Services, that a room in Broadway (see below) was treated for bed bugs last week. Ewwww.

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