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Bed Bugs Found in Vancouver Library Book

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.

what a bed bug looks likeAt 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.

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/books/story/2011/10/27/bc-bed-bugs-vancouver-library.html

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“Bedbugs” Hits the Bookshelves

“Bedbugs,” on sale September 6, 2011, is a book you might not want to read before going to bed. That is, unless you have protective bed bug encasements.

“Bedbugs” book hits the shelves on September 6th

Bedbug book, Ben H. Winters

We’ve all read books that make our skin crawl, remember Goosebumps – the  blood-curling books of the 90s? But author Ben H. Winters takes this idea to a whole ‘nother, more literal, level in his book “Bedbugs”. In his modern take of Ira Levin’s “Rosemary’s Baby”, his main character Susan Wendt finds herself going crazy over bedbugs that seem to be a figment of her own imagination.

Susan and her husband Alex, along with their daughter move into a new, seemingly too-good-to-be-true, apartment. The apartment really does turn out to be too-good-to-be-true when Susan discovers a bed bug bite on one of her portraits. Then the bedbug bites start showing up all around the apartment, including on Susan herself. But for some reason neither Alex nor her daughter Emily ever wake up with any bites and both don’t seem to think the house is infested. Susan thinks she’s having hallucinations after an exterminator examines the house and announces it is bedbug free. Yet, Susan continues to be tormented by these critters. Winters spares no detail in describing the bugs crawling all over Susan’s body leaving a trail of bed bug bites as she helplessly lies in bed. Reading the book you certainly do not feel any better than Winters’ character does – in fact you almost can’t help running to your bed, yanking off the covers and checking your sheets for signs of these horrific bugs.

While the book is intense and thrilling it is definitely made for a strong-stomached audience, so if that is not you be careful before picking up Winters’ “Bedbugs” off the bookstore shelves.