Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bedbugs @ the Taylor Community Library

Bedbugs' library takeover temporary. (Detroit News, 10/25/2011)

Excerpt: City officials don't know how they get there or who brought them in, but approximately 100 bedbugs, discovered by a patron Friday, were the reason the Taylor Public Library remained closed early Monday.

"They were contained to one room," said Guido Ulin, general foreman for Parks and Recreation for the city.

A patron found some of the squat-bodied pests in seats of the computer lab and alerted the staff.

The library was immediately closed, an exterminator called in and the cleaning begun.

On Monday morning, a 4-year-old bedbug-sniffing Beagle named Odie was brought in to ferret out any possible remaining bedbugs, and by Monday afternoon, the 25,000-square foot library re-opened

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