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    New Hampshire Camp Free of Bed Bugs, to Reopen in Summer
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    ROSEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Bed Bug Central public relations associate Calvin Allen shows a vial containing live bed bugs at the Bed Bug University North American Summit 2010 on September 22, 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois. The two-day conference of bed bug experts and pest control workers featured seminars from researchers and vendors displaying the latest products focused on bedbug detection, elimination and prevention. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

    A New Hampshire summer camp that was canceled last year because of an infestation of bed bugs will reopen this summer, but with fewer scholarships being offered.

    The Concord Monitor reports the cabins and grounds have been renovated at Camp Spaulding in Penacook.

    The bugs were found in two cabins in July. Managers decided the camp should undergo extensive treatment, including replacing bed frames, sealing the floors and walls, and steam cleaning.

    The camp is owned by the Manchester-based nonprofit Child and Family Services, but it will now be operated by the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Part of the rent it will pay to the Manchester organization will go toward future improvements at the camp.

    As part of the arrangement, only half of the 240 campers will receive scholarships. 

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