The Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library is expected to reopen Monday after bedbugs forced it to close Thursday.
"We got reports that there were bedbugs in some of the chairs," said John Lavisky, Lighthouse Point city administrator. "It appears to be isolated where the chairs were."
Lavisky closed the library about 3:30 p.m. Thursday after the library's director informed him about the bedbug infestation, he said.
About 10 or 12 chairs were removed from the one-floor library in the 2200 block of Northeast 38th Street to be treated by a pest-control company, Lavisky said. The library interior will be sprayed for bedbugs Saturday.
Bedbugs are not known to spread disease, but can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The infestations usually occur around or near the areas where people sleep.
The cause of the library's infestation is still unclear, but it's expected to open for regular hours on Monday, he said.
There were no reports of anyone contracting bedbugs from the Lighthouse Point Library, Lavisky said.
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