Bed Bugs Infest Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Bedbugs have turned up at an Ohio State dormitory.

The critters forced students in 114 rooms this week to pack up their belongings in plastic bags while exterminators sprayed chemicals to kill the tiny insects.

School officials also told students to either wash all their clothes and bedding in hot water or dry them for 25 minutes on high heat to kill any remaining bugs or their eggs.

Students in the Jones Graduate Tower say they discovered bedbugs Monday in three rooms on the ninth and 11th floors. Bedbugs are bloodsucking pests that make their homes in mattresses and bedding.

While they leave a reddish welt behind when they bite, experts say bedbugs do not pose a serious health risk.