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Bedbugs found in UK Student Center furniture

LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - The University of Kentucky will treat a lounge in the Student Center with heat after bedbugs were found there.

Center director John Herbst says he saw one bedbug and what appeared to be eggs in the lounge, which contains upholstered furniture. The lounge was closed Monday and the area will be treated Friday by a pest control company.

Donnie Blake, president of OPC Pest Control, told the Lexington Herald-Leader his company will use equipment that heats the area to 135 degrees, killing the bugs and their eggs.

There weren't many people in the student center during the summer, but large numbers of students will begin arriving in early August with the fall semester at UK set to begin Aug. 24.

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