|Published:||Sep 15, 2010 3:43 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 14, 2010 1:29 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Here's a story you don't see everyday: A bedbug infestation has closed down the Fort Myers Library.
Crews fumigated the building and destroyed about 40 chairs and couches that were infested with the biting insects.
"Ewwww, that is gross, that is disgusting," said Christine Naro, who came to the library, only to find it closed. "They had better do more to make sure the place is clean. I am going to bring lysol with me the next time I come here."
Workers found the bedbugs during a routine inspection Tuesday morning. The library director, Sheldon Daye, told WINK: "I assume that somebody brought in the bedbugs on their person. They travel as passengers on people or people's possessions. I never thought I would have to deal with something like this, but I understand these bugs are showing up all over the country now."
Exterminator Cliff Daniels of "A Better Bugman" is not surprised. "I get about one call a day about bedbugs now. People even are finding them in office buildings," Daniels told WINK.
Lee County says the library is expected to re-open Wednesday.