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10-12-2010 -- Bedbugs found at CCAC Downtown Center
PITTSBURGH-At the end of last week, some pests were found at The
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Downtown Center (625
Stanwix Street) that were positively identified as bedbugs. Classes
were cancelled in the room where the bedbugs were found, and on
Sunday, a trained dog was brought in to identify any other areas of
concern. While CCAC was moving forward with plans for treatment,
administrators entered discussions with the landlord, who elected
to treat six suites in the building including CCAC's center on the
Several facts are important to remember about bedbugs. Due to
increased international travel and other factors, bedbugs have been
increasing in numbers across the nation, including in Allegheny
County. The cleanliness of a facility does not play a factor in the
presence of bedbugs. Also, while they are a nuisance, bedbugs are
not known to transmit disease.
The Downtown Center opened for a few classes this morning,
although the rooms that reflected concern were kept closed. A
minimal number of classes were scheduled due to the college's fall
break. While CCAC does not believe there is a health concern for
instructors and students, all classes at the center have been
The building will receive an initial treatment this afternoon.
The Downtown Center will remain closed until Monday, October 18, as
a precaution, although the exterminator has indicated that the
building would be approved for occupation as soon as tomorrow.
Depending on the follow-up treatment recommended by the
exterminator, CCAC will determine the best course of action for
The well-being of students and employees remains CCAC's top
priority in this situation, and the college will do what is
necessary to ensure that the Downtown Center is cleared of the
bedbugs and remains that way.
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.