PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Pasco County Library System is temporarily closing the Hudson branch library, located at 8012 Library Road in Hudson, Florida, due to a bed bug infestation. The closure is in effect immediately, and the branch is expected to be closed for 1-2 weeks for fumigation treatment.

Library staff discovered the bugs in an isolated area of the building 2 weeks ago, and the county contracted with a qualified pest control contractor to begin spot treatments. Those treatments have not been successful, so in an abundance of caution, the county decided to close the building and perform a full fumigation.

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Health officials say bed bugs are not considered dangerous; however, their bites can cause discomfort or allergic reaction in some people. If you have visited the Hudson branch library in the past 2 weeks, health officials recommend monitoring your home for the presence of bed bugs, and as a precaution, washing your bedding and clothing in hot water and drying them on the hottest dryer setting. Click here for more information on bed bugs, including treatment options.

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None of Pasco’s other library branches is affected. Check here for a complete list of alternate library branches that are open to serve you.

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