Bed Bugs Found In University Of Illinois Dorm Room

03/30/2011 05:41 pm ET | Updated May 30, 2011

The University of Illinois has reportedly eliminated bed bugs that were found in a dorm room on the Champaign-Urbana campus.

The News-Gazette reports that the small parasitic insects were found in an Evans Hall dorm room over the weekend, and exterminators began working on the problem almost immediately.

"The student reported to hall staff (at Busey-Evans). They saw the same thing the student did, and called in to maintenance," resident communications coordinator Erin Ciciora told the News-Gazette. "It was a very quick response."

School officials believe the bugs were contained to a single dorm room, according to the Associated Press. Other rooms nearby were inspected, and students were moved out as a precaution. No bed bugs were found in those rooms.

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and can spread very easily. They can also live up to a year without feeding.