NH elementary school continues working in spite of bed bug issue

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MANCHESTER — The Henry Wilson School is now trying to cope with a bed bug infestation.  Officials initially learned of it on May 23.

A letter for parents prior to Memorial Day weekend said that because a bedbug was found the school has contacted the Manchester Health Department.

School authorities noted that an extermination plan is being fulfilled and the situation is being monitored. The extermination plan was made in 2011 to treat bed bugs in Manchester schools; it is based on New York City’s protocol.

Authorities said the building was treated on the holiday weekend.

Schoolchildren coming back on Tuesday were given plastic bags to put their bags and other things in to avoid infesting their homes. A bedbug information sheets are handed out to students and are available on the Health Department website.

The Health Department didn’t recommend the school to close.

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