Notice of New Procedures: Bed Bugs

Over the last few years, incidents of bed bug infestations have become a growing problem for all public buildings including hotels, schools, hospitals, libraries, churches, and any other building where the public frequents in large numbers. Because bed bugs can hide in items like jackets, back packs and other soft materials, they can be brought into any location and create a new case of infestation.

As a responsible member of the community, the Massillon Public Library is aware that bed bugs will remain an ongoing issue for all public spaces until science develops a way to eradicate them completely.

For this reason, the Massillon Public Library has established new building maintenance programs and circulation procedures to minimize the risk of infestation, including regular inspection and treatment by a qualified pest control company, the heat treatment of suspect materials, and steam heat treatment of the book drops.

For more information, please read our FAQ page about bed bugs.