This year bed bugs were found at my school. And how were we instructed to handle this issue?
1) Capture the offending insect.
2) Send it for positive identification (to whom I don't know).
3) Assuming positive identification, wait two weeks to one month for an exterminator.
Doesn't that seem like an extraordinary amount of time to wait? Students and staff could unknowingly bring the bugs home.
And if a teacher's home is invaded by critters carried from school, there is no fund to help pay for the fumigation or other related costs. Not from the school district. Not from the union.
Are costs associated with ridding your home of insects considered a tax deductible work-related expense?
And most importantly, now that I wrote this post, how long will it take for me to stop scratching at the imaginary insects on my legs?