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Bedbugs force Steel Valley to close schools

Michael DiVittorio
Steel Valley High School

Steel Valley School District schools will be closed Wednesday as the district deals with bedbugs.

Superintendent Edward Wehrer posted a letter to the district’s website about two incidents, one at the high school Monday and in a middle school student’s backpack Tuesday, in which a suspected bedbug was found.

“Our exterminator dealt with both incidents, and our custodians have cleaned both rooms thoroughly,” wrote Wehrer. “We take the health of our students and staff very seriously.”

District officials said the district would be closed Wednesday in order to treat and clean all of its buildings.

Classes are expected to resume Thursday. More information will be posted at

Over the weekend, a woman was bitten by bedbugs while riding the Duquesne Incline.

As a result, the nonprofit that runs the Duquesne Incline said it will will start regularly spraying for bedbugs and other insects.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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