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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:25 AM

Bedbugs force Wichita library closing

By The Associated Press

WICHITA — The discovery of bedbugs has prompted the Wichita public library to close its main branch.

A patron reported seeing an insect Wednesday in a chair at the library’s downtown branch. An expert identified it as a bedbug.

KWCH-TV reports the building was closed while personnel searched for more bedbugs. Library officials said as of Thursday afternoon, some were also found on chairs in two reading areas.

Library director Cynthia Berner Harris says officials don’t believe any library materials have been infested, but transfers from the central branch to other branches have been suspended.

It’s not known when the building will fully reopen. The lobby will be open Friday and Saturday for patrons to return materials and collect items on hold.


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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:32 AM

1. They should do those new Hospital/Hotel Room Bombs.

I think they're mostly peroxide. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/news-from-the-world-of-medicine/

Canada: Germ-and-Bedbug Room Bomb
June 2012 —Researchers on the Queen’s University campus hope to prevent hospital infections with a “room bomb” spray that combines ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapor to kill bacteria, sterilizing a room in about an hour. Researchers are confident the spray also destroys viruses, mold, and even bedbugs. A filtering process removes the chemicals from the air, leaving it safe to breathe. The spray could be used on cruise ships and in bedbug-infested hotels.

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:32 AM

2. Be a shame if that happened to the Bush Library

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