Evidence of bedbugs found at Shawnee County library

Bed Bugs (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A pesticide company has found evidence of bedbugs at a Topeka library.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Schendel Pest Services’ bug-sniffing dog, Scout, on Monday found signs of the bugs in two sections of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Library spokeswoman Diana Friend says no bedbugs were seen, but materials including several books were removed from the library for treatment.

The library check comes after a report last week of bedbugs in upholstered chairs at the library.

Friends say the company has told her all public buildings can have bedbugs, and that the library will continue to monitor for the pests.

Shawnee County health officials also say bedbugs aren’t known to carry diseases and should be considered a nuisance instead of a public health risk.

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