Summer is the season for bed bugs! And while it’s time to almost go back to school, the heat stays upon us. The hot summer months are a prime time for these pests to reproduce. We should all be extra aware of keeping tabs on them. It is common to think of bed bugs while travelling and staying in hotels, or keep to even keep eye out for them at home; more importantly it is becoming more relevant in today’s news to be aware of them in public places too! From findings on the TTC, to more recently – our libraries!
The Toronto Star reported in it’s article that a bed bug infestation closed multiple library branch locations. The Essex county library which serves areas near Windsor, Ontario said the bugs were found at their Leamington Branch.
The libraries were closed to be inspected and cleaned of the bugs. Any materials borrowed from the branch were recommended to be put in sealed plastic bags. Although libraries are not a common place for bed bugs to live, it shows us we can never be too careful, especially in public spaces. Bed bugs like to live where humans are, as they need a source of food (their blood) to survive.
For people concerned about bringing bed bugs home in their library books, they can do a quick spot check for little black fecal spots. Be careful you aren’t bringing these pests home with you! Pictured above is a book kept in a heavily infested bed bug area.
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