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Bedbugs found in university residence

September 15, 2011
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OTTAWA — The University of Ottawa is suffering from a bedbug infestation, as the critters become more common in the city, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

A student complained to University officials that there were bed bugs in her apartment at the Brooks Residence building; however officials said the pesky intruders were probably just mosquitoes, the article stated.

According to the article, after closer examination, however, university officials confirmed a bedbug problem at the student residence building.

So far the residence, which houses up to 708 students, has had only one complaint and that student has been temporarily relocated, the article noted.

"We do understand how difficult it is to go through this. Bedbugs hit you when you''re sleeping and we know the impact it has on the residents," said Pierre La Roche, a communications spokesman at the University.

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