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


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

The library stated it discovered mattress bugs on a chair situated on the second ground Thursday and closed the constructing for the security of holiday makers and employees.

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

The library’s web site lists that it will likely be closed by a minimum of Sunday. Any adjustments will probably be posted on the web site.

In the course of the closure, the library is not going to cost for any overdue fines and holds will probably be prolonged. The library has additionally postponed a e-book sale it deliberate for this weekend.

In accordance with the Environmental Safety Company, mattress bugs disguise 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 exhausting to seek out and determine, given their small measurement and their behavior of staying hidden. It helps to know what they seem like, because the varied life levels have totally different kinds,” the agency says.

The EPA says in case you assume you see a mattress bug in a public place, inform the constructing employees to allow them to take vital steps.


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