While bed bugs were generally eradicated as pests in the United States in the 1940's. With the removal of highly toxic pesticides they have made a resurgence.
On Campus information:
NIU works closely with residents in the Halls as well as the NIU Apartments to prevent/ erradicate infestations. If you believe you have a problem with bed bugs please call the Housing Work Request Office at 815-753-4948.
Northern Illinois University practices integrated pest control management (IPM). This is pest management strategy that focuses on methods that are least injurious to the environment. Pesticides are applied in such a way that they pose the least possible hazard, and are used as a last resort when other controls are inadequate.