Bed bug found at John Muir Elementary School in Parma

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PARMA – John Muir Elementary School in Parma confirmed that a bed bug was found at the school on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the Parma City School District told Fox 8 that once the bed bug was found by a canine, the area of the school was closed off to staff and students.

On Thursday morning, a pest control company came in and ‘treated the area with the highly effective heat treatment method.’

On Friday, the pest control company and the canine will return to the school to make sure the bed bug is gone.

The school has remained open while pest control was there.

They added the following in their statement as well:

The Parma City School District follows the guidelines and procedures set out by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in regards to bed bugs.  We have been diligently carrying out these procedures since the first bed bug incident in our district in early September and every instance of confirmed bed bugs in our schools since.  Unfortunately, we can not totally prevent bed bugs from entering our schools.   We work as quickly and efficiently as possible to remove bed bugs from our schools when a report is confirmed in one of our buildings.