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    Bedbugs In Book Bindings

    Bookworm's nightmare: Officials close SW Michigan library after bedbugs found in book bindings

    Bedbugs found during inspection at Washington Square Branch in Kalamazoo


    Published On: Feb 12 2013 06:27:13 AM EST

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -
    Southwestern Michigan officials say bedbugs found in book bindings prompted them to close a Kalamazoo Public Library branch...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/B...z/-/index.html

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    OMG! That's terrible..I am a die hard hold the book in my hand reader..I may actually have to use my reader! I would freak if any kind of bug got in my bed!

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    Reprise

    Suburban Detroit library shut amid bedbug infestation; staff at other branches on lookout

    Published On: Jun 13 2014 07:18:02 AM EDT

    WARREN, Mich. -
    A suburban Detroit library has been closed as part of an effort to stop a bedbug infestation from spreading.

    The city of Warren announced Thursday that emergency preventive actions are being taken after the Miller Branch was closed. Library workers being trained to recognize bedbugs and staff will be instructed to carefully inspect items when they're returned...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/s...okout/26473728

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    As of yet, we have not seen any bedbugs in our collection.
    However, we have been alerted and know how to proceed if they are found.
    Eek!

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    charminglane, how can you tell, and what do you do if you find the critters in your books? TIA
    See, I still have most of my marbles!

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    Bedbug infestations are a horror. Some people, such as me, get extreme reactions to bites, including hives, swelling, redness, itching, pain, bleeding, and scarring. Others don't react one bit and sometimes don't even know it when they get bitten.

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    You freeze the books in question.
    You can also put them in those shrinky bags that you attach to the vacuum cleaner. Put the books in the bag, suck air out and seal. Then put them in the freezer for two weeks. Shake books out to remove the little buggers or vacuum those little shits out.

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    To add -
    Bedbugs are actually easier to remove than the sex offenders!



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