UNB closes, treats Saint John campus spaces after reports of bed bugs

The University of New Brunswick Saint John has temporarily closed and professionally treated select areas of its campus after receiving reports of bed bugs on campus. A student who lived in the university’s residences told Global News that she woke up with an unexpected rash on her neck and later found a suspected bedbug in her dorm room. “The treated spaces were closed for twice as long as was recommended to ensure they were safe for faculty, staff and students when they reopened,” UNB VP of Administration Bill Best said in a note to students and faculty. “All spaces on campus have been deemed safe by the contractor, and we continue to monitor the situation carefully.”