- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Things are back to normal at the Columbia Public Library, after a flea infestation closed the building for a few days last week.

Library officials say they are still unsure how the fleas got into the library, which reopened Saturday after having to close Wednesday afternoon.

Exterminators applied three treatments, using chemicals that did not damage the books and were safe for highly used public areas.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1hHChBS ) Orkin Pest Control donated its services.

Library spokeswoman Mitzi St. John says people in charge of a program that uses therapy dogs for children at the library confirmed that none of those animals had fleas. The exterminator was also not able to determine the source of the infestation.



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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com

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