WILLIAMSON CO. – Three Southern Illinois schools discovered bed bugs Tuesday afternoon.
Officials with the Marion Unit 2 School District say a single bed bug was found late Tuesday afternoon in the West Gymnasium at Marion Junior High School.
According to a post on the district’s Facebook page, professionals were notified and will perform inspections and follow up with treatment in the gymnasium and the locker room areas.
Harrisburg Unit 3 Schools also discovered bed bugs in West Side School and Harrisburg High School, according to a post on their Facebook page.
Officials believed the incident was isolated and said they’ll work with Terminex during the schools’ Thanksgiving break to inspect all district schools and have them “clear of any threat or possibility that this is a continuing problem.”
Bed bugs were found twice last week at Marion High School. The school has since been treated and inspected to make sure they are cleared from the building.