Bed bug-sniffing dog doesn’t find any more bugs at Racine Library


A bed bug-sniffing dog brought in to examine Racine’s public library didn’t discover any more living bed bugs on a planned, one-day building closure. The library and bookmobile at 75 Seventh Street are going to open again at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The library was closed on Friday when two living bed bugs were found there. The first of them was spotted in the circulation area. The second one was on a DVD that somebody brought back.

Bed bugs are hard to eliminate. They can exist in all kinds of environments, and are able to travel easily. They are not picky, and their infestation does not mean an environment is messy.

As Orkin Entomologist and Director of Technical Services Ron Harrison noted in a news program, these insects need nothing more than blood to live. Bed bugs were found in all types of buildings from rich luxurious apartments to public housing.


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