Monday is move-in day in downtown Madison, but as University of Wisconsin-Madison students move into their new apartments, health officials are concerned about the spread of bedbugs.
While Dylan Anderson moved out of his old downtown apartment, he was on the lookout for any promising items that other movers had left behind on the curb.
"I've thought about grabbing a couple things," Anderson said.
"I found some glassware," said Kayla Liederbach, who's moving in a few blocks away. "I had a purse, but I put it back because I heard about the bedbugs."
Bedbug cases are on the rise in Madison, and the mass moving happening downtown is the perfect storm for spreading them, health officials said.
In downtown there is street after street of discarded couches, mattresses and furniture, all of which make good homes for bedbugs.