Athens-Clarke library closes after mattress bugs discovered on chair – WSB Radio


The Athens-Clarke Public Library on Baxter Road might be briefly closed after officers discovered mattress bugs contained in the constructing.

The library stated it discovered mattress bugs on a chair positioned on the second flooring Thursday and closed the constructing for the protection of tourists and workers.

“Somebody noticed one, and our pest management vendor confirmed it. We’re engaged on a plan to resolve the problem and hope to reopen quickly. We’ll replace when extra info is out there,” the library wrote in a Fb put up remark.

The library’s web site lists that it is going to be closed by no less than Sunday. Any modifications might be posted on the web site.

In the course of the closure, the library won’t cost for any overdue fines and holds might be prolonged. The library has additionally postponed a guide sale it deliberate for this weekend.

In keeping with the Environmental Safety Company, mattress bugs conceal in a wide range of locations when they aren’t feeding and their measurement makes it simpler to cover in small spots.

“Mattress bugs might be onerous to search out and determine, given their small measurement and their behavior of staying hidden. It helps to know what they seem like, for the reason that numerous life phases have totally different varieties,” the agency says.

The EPA says for those who assume you see a mattress bug in a public place, inform the constructing workers to allow them to take crucial steps.


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