Occasionally bed bugs are found at school. Actual bed bug infestations in school classrooms are uncommon. More commonly, a few bed bugs will hitchhike to school from an infested home by hiding in a student's clothing or backpack. Bed bugs that hitch a ride into school in one student's belongings could be carried home by another student.
Consider daily inspection of backpacks, lunchboxes, coats and other items that travel back and forth to school.
Store students' items that travel back and forth to school sealed in plastic containers to prevent potential travel of bed bugs to your home.
Clothes and coats suspected of being in contact with bed bugs may be dried at the highest dryer heat setting for an additional 30 minutes after the item is dry to kill bed bugs.
Remember: Bed bugs are not a sign of bad housekeeping or uncleanliness.