Suburban Chicago library reopens after no more bedbugs found

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PALATINE, Ill. — A suburban Chicago library has reopened after the discovery two dead bedbugs.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports  the Palatine Main Library reopened to the public Friday morning after being closed since the Wednesday evening discovery of the vermin.

The library posted a statement on its website saying a team including a bug-sniffing dog was brought in to search the 90,000-square-foot building and verify it was bug-free. No bedbug larva or eggs were found.

The dead bedbugs were found on a chair in the library’s digital media center. Library Assistant Director Melissa Gardner said the library threw away the chair.

Library Director Anthony Auston says inspectors believe the bugs fell off an exposed patron.

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