KALAMAZOO (WWJ/AP) – Southwestern Michigan officials say bedbugs found in book bindings prompted them to close a Kalamazoo Public Library branch.
The bedbugs were found during an inspection at the Washington Square Branch.
A library spokesperson said the bedbugs were found in books that had been returned in a drop box. She said library staff is required to check every returned book binding for bed bugs, since the bugs continue to be a growing problem for public buildings.
The bedbugs were quarantined, sealed up in plastic bags and then destroyed.
Dogs trained to detect bedbugs will be at the library on Tuesday to inspect the building. The library, which has been closed since Monday, will reopen after it gets the all-clear.
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