Bedbugs, Well Maybe, Close Riverhead LI (NY) Library

The Riverhead Free Library was closed Tuesday morning after bedbugs were detected by an insect-sniffing dog in the building.

But the dog’s sense might have been wrong, according to library director Lisa Jacobs. She said the dog was brought in as a precaution Tuesday morning and did find traces of the parasitic insect inside. However Suburban Exterminators inspected the building Tuesday and found no sign of bedbugs.

“They couldn’t find anything,” Ms. Jacobs said. “They literally tore apart a chair. They looked in all the places the dog had given a positive.”
The pest control company laid traps Tuesday to see whether or not the building was bedbug-free.

Riverhead News reports.


I had no idea bed bugs were found last summer, why did the library not tell the public? Other libraries that have found them have all been very forthright.

Also, why is the place closed now when no one knows what is going on?

Very unprofessional.

Dr. Harvard
Peconic Avenue

Denver Libraries had a problem with them in the past.

More on that here:

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