Oakville Public Library has never received a complaint regarding bed bugs, nor has a sighting been reported. Even so, the library acknowledges that proactive inspections, staff training, promptly reporting sightings and destroying bed bugs immediately are the most important actions it can take toward mitigating bed bug problems. As bed bugs become increasingly more common in North American public spaces, Oakville Public Library employs a proactive approach to minimize the risk of their presence.
Oakville Public Library is committed to the providing a positive library experience for all of its customers as well as a safe working environment for its staff. As part of this commitment the library has implemented a comprehensive and pro-active policy and procedure involving inspections of facilities by pest control professionals and training for staff on the identification and containment of bed bugs.
Prevention, Protocol and Procedures
All library staff are aware of procedures and protocol related to handling materials contaminated with bed bugs. In the event that a customer discovers bed bugs in borrowed materials, containment and proper handling is extremely important. Guidelines for customers who suspect bed bugs in library materials are available in this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
April 2015 Inspection Results
Glen Abbey: Clear
Iroquois Ridge: Clear
White Oaks: Clear