...Bedbugs No Reason to Skip Library Books
"Place the book in a Ziploc bag of the appropriate size and put it aside or return the item to the library and have the librarian put it aside," she said. "Eventually, and by that I mean within one to two weeks or sooner, bed bugs hiding in the book will start wandering around the bag looking for a way out. The eggs would have hatched. Keeping the item in a warm, sunny area -- as opposed to a cool, dark area -- will speed up their death from dehydration."