Eugene, Ore. (KEZI) – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too.
Staff quickly took action – removing the infested chairs and calling in a professional crew to clean baseboards and carpet.
The library believes the bugs were tracked in by a patron about two months ago. The staff is now following a strict protocol to remove the bugs.
“We’re continuing with the inspections and treatment and in fact, this Saturday, tomorrow evening, there’s a team of specially-trained beagles from Portland that will be inspecting the entire building,” said Connie Bennett, Library Services Director.
The dogs will start on the floor and work their way down to the basement and parking garage.