Middletown Library Closed for Bed Bugs

Reports say the bugs were in the DVD and computer areas.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 8:09 AM EDT
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Middletown Library Closed for Bed Bugs

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A bed bug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. It's that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us. Some can pose real threats _ Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. But most bug bites in this country are an itchy nuisance. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Russell Library in Middletown was closed on Tuesday night after bed bugs were found in the library.

The Middletown Press reports that Mayor Dan Drew issued an order to quarantine the library indefinitely and bring in exterminators.

According to the Middletown Patch, the health department received an anonymous call about a bed bug in a DVD case. Drew told the Patch that library staff found bedbugs in the adult DVD area and the upstairs adult computer area.

A notice on the library Web site says it was to close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and there would be a special cleaning on Wednesday.

The Press reports that city officials urge residents who suspect that they have bedbugs in their home to call the Health Department at (860) 344-3481 for an inspection.

The Connecticut Coalition Against Bed Bugs posted tips on identifying bed bugs and how to get rid of them.

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