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Bed Bugs- parents don't think it's a big deal

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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T-ROD has 13 years experience.

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So we have been dealing with the same issue here only its 4 siblings. We started off with parent calls. No help! We then began the hotlines. Again no help. So after a few months of this and no help for every bug we found on a child we placed a CPS call. We hotlines 16 times in one day. 

CPS got us a case worker directly who come to find out had never been notified of the incidents from the gentleman we was reporting to. CPS was able to get the family help and we are on a call basis with this case worker also in means of helping the family. 

Until the house was worked over the children were provided clean clothes here in my office and would wear them only here. Afternoons they changed into their home clothes. I had a plastic tub with a lid that we kept their clothes in. 

We have had no issues now for about 3 weeks. 

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Yes. I second who said the above about bedbugs not being a medical hazard as they do not carry disease. Short of secondary infection due to bug bites.... I’m highly irritated bedbugs come to the nurse. They are NOT a human infestation, but an environmental one. I am no exterminator and I am NOT qualified to ID pests.... I refuse to say it’s a bedbug, I’ll admit it looks like one. But they can google and ID the bug as well as I can. With all that said, I do have to deal with them. 😑

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In my district, it has to be reported to the health department if bed bugs are found on a student.  They handle the home situation.  

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