Warning: Pick Books Wisely at the Library, Because You Might Just Find A Bed Bug Book
It’s bad enough we have to worry about finding bed bugs in bed, but now we have to worry that we might find bed bugs in books? In Vancouver, on Saturday, October 26th, a resident had an unpleasant surprise when he opened up his library book to find a red bug crawling across the page.
At first the library patron wasn’t sure what the red bug was, but after searching on Google he discovered what bed bugs look like and even found more within his book. The library patron cleaned his home to prevent a bed bug infestation from occurring and to get rid of bed bugs that might have escaped from the book. He made sure to capture some of the bed bugs in order to let the library know about the situation.
In the past month, other library branches have been closed in New Westminster and Burnaby after library visitors began finding bed bugs in some of the books. However, despite this horrific discovery, the Vancouver library system does not plan on closing any of its library branches. Also, due to the huge size of the library, with over 10 million items, they do not plan to have a full-inspection because of the major inconvenience and energy that it would take.