Bed bug victims are never sure where the heck did they get bed bugs. In most cases its from external sources such as public transportation, visitors, used furniture, garage sales, health facilities… etc.
But today, Metropolitan Library System is battling yet again another instance of bed bugs found in books.
There have been 2 discoveries in the past six months. The challenge of keeping these bed bugs away is due to a few variables.
In most bed bug treatment cases there is absence of residual treatment to which gets rid of bed bugs permanently.
The residual is sprayed on surfaces to kills and prevent bed bugs. During a 11 month study in government operated museum and multi-room health facility, the residual bed bug treatment kept the facilities bed bug free during the entire 11 month study.
Oklahomas Library System Infested
Managers at the Metropolitan Library stated that bed bugs are appearing in books.
They notice this by discovering the fecal matter of the bed bugs, which appear to be dark spots. Now the library is investigating how they came into their facility.
“After a couple of hours at a certain temperature pests will die.” stated Kim Terry with the Library System which can be safely done with handheld bed bug steamers.
Where bed bugs hide in addition to books
If you are struggling with bites at night or when you wake up. It could very well be bed bugs. The following areas below are locations you will want to investigate as these are common locations where bed bugs hide.
- Mattress encasements
- Pillows and pillow cases
- Sofa and cushions
- Recliners and furniture
- Bed posts and wooden frames
- Dresser drawers
- Base boards
- Electrical wall outlets
- Window sills
- Picture frames
If you need additional help or have comments, please feel free to share.