This Bed Bug Management Policy and Procedural Guide was initially developed to assist community housing groups who were experiencing recurrent bed bug problems. This policy and procedure guide is a living document and was developed from a draft initially released for public comment in 2010. Bed bugs are a serious community issue and all students are expected to comply with all instructions given to them by Columbia Housing or Facilities within 24 hours once bed bugs have been confirmed within their living space. For more information about the procedure to confirm and remove bed bugs, please visit: Procedures: Bed Bugs. As soon as a student suspects that she may have bed bugs, she should contact Residential Life and Housing (RLH). If another administrator or office learns of a potential bed bug problem, their first call should be to RLH.
Bed Bug Protocol. Largely eradicated as pests in the developed world in the early 1940s, bedbugs have seen a resurgence over the last several years. Director’s Rules and Regulations for Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs – Updated December 14, 2012 (pdf) – Also available in Spanish. Bed Bug Unit Treatment Disclosure to Prospective Tenants Form (Word document).