SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Washington library hopes to be bedbug free after using a deep freeze to get rid of some bugs that had made their home in some architecture books.
Preservation librarian Stephanie Lamson said there were two incidents in August when staff was checking in books and noticed little black spots. The spots ended up being the blood-sucking bugs.
Workers treated the books in a Seattle museum freezer at 18 degrees below zero. They believe the buggy books came from a student who had a severely infested home.
Lamson said she is sick of bedbugs, especially after the attention the library is getting from a New York Times story. She is advising students not to be afraid of the library because there is a very low bedbug risk.