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Two Woodbridge, NJ Schools Treated for Bed Bugs

EMSL Analytical, Inc. uses precise DNA testing to determine bed bugs’ presence


Matthew Jago Elementary School and Avenel Middle School have been treated for bed bug infestations after one insect was found at the middle school.
After a bed bug was identified on a student’s backpack, school officials called an exterminator to treat the buildings with chemicals after school hours. Students have since returned to school, although some parents remain wary that they will bring bed bugs home with them.
“To determine the pests’ presence, EMSL Analytical, Inc. performs DNA testing, which gives the most accurate and inexpensive results,” stated Joseph Frasca, Senior VP of Marketing at EMSL. “Furthermore, we can analyze the samples and deliver the results within the same day, so people can begin fighting them as soon as possible.”
Sample collection is simple:
1.)        Send a bed bug in a zip lock plastic bag if you find one.  Be sure to write the location on the outside of the plastic zip lock bag. (Example: Parents’ Bedroom)
2.)        If you do not find a live bug, collect your sample for bed bug DNA by swabbing or rubbing a cotton swab or Q-Tip along the areas outlined above as a collection point for your sample.  Place it in a zip lock plastic bag and write the location on the outside of the plastic zip lock bag.
3.)        Samples may also be collected with a dust collector that attaches to the end of any vacuum cleaner. The dust collector is available from EMSL Analytical at a cost of $7. 
For more information about procedure, forms, pricing, and products, please contact EMSL Analytical, Inc. by calling (800) 220-3675, visiting, or emailing
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microbiology, radon, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public.  EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies.  Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations.


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