Information About Bed Bugs

Information About Bed Bugs

If you have bed bugs, you are not alone. Cases of bed bugs have been on the rise, especially in the last ten years. Here is some information about dealing with a bed bug infestation.

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Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org

Bed bugs and how to deal with them
Dr. Gale E. Ridge, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
This article answers the following questions: What is a bed bug? Do I have bed bugs? What should I do if I have bed bugs? How can I protect my bed during an infestation? How do I get rid of them? How can I prevent them, especially when I’m traveling?

How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Treatment
Pesticides alone will not get rid of bed bugs. Here are some steps you will need to take to get rid of bed bugs.

Controlling Bed Bugs
United States Environmental Protection Agency
This page explains bed bug biology, how to treat a bed bug infestation, how to hire a pest management professional, and talks about common bed bug myths.

For more information: Read our article Tenants' Rights: Repairs, which explains what to do if you are having problems with the conditions of your apartment.

Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs
National Pesticide Information Center
Learn about pesticide safety when you're treating a bed bug problem and get information about who to call if you have questions about pesticides. There are also links to more bed bug fact sheets, awareness videos, and a special from National Geographic.

Bed Bugs
Michael F. Potter, Professor and Urban Entomologist at the University of Kentucky
Read a description of bed bugs and their habits, including where they hide. Learn how to tell if you have them in your furniture and what should be done to your mattress and box spring if you have them.

Norwalk Health Department Bed Bug Fact Sheet

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