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December 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Beagle inspectors clear Eugene library after bedbugs scare

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Two dogs sniffed around the Eugene Public Library late Saturday, looking for bedbugs. Luckily for patrons and staff, the beagles found none, and it’s hoped a recent outbreak has been eradicated. The first bedbug was discovered in early December, when a customer found it on an upholstered chair on the third floor….

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December 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Furniture donated in Spokane came with bedbugs

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Mike Chapman was grateful for the donated furniture he and his fiance received after a fire last June destroyed their apartment in Spokane. But not long after they moved their three children to a new place, they discovered they had bedbugs. KREM reports they threw out the furniture, laundered all their clothes…

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December 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Bed bugs in library books a problem at UW and across U.S.

Bugs in books? Yep, and it’s happening here. A New York Times piece about bedbugs and other crawly creatures showing up in library books says the problem is occurring across the country – including Seattle. The article quotes Stephanie Lamson, head of preservation services at the University of Washington Libraries, saying she has put bug-infested books in…

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