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Bed Bug Biology

  1. Bed Bug Biology and Behavior (PDF) - en español  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Andrea Polanco, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  2. Biology
    Date: November 2, 2010
    Author: NA
    Source: CDC
     
  3. Bed Bugs 101: the Basics of Cimex lectularius (PDF)  Exit 
    Date: 2006
    Author: Harold J. Harlan
    Source: Armed Forces Pest Management Board
     
  4. Bed Bugs- Importance, Biology and Control Strategies (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: Armed Forces Pest Management Board
     
  5. Bed Bugs for the Medical Service Provider (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  6. Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: August 2008
    Author: Michael F. Potter, Professor & Urban Entomologist
    Source: University of Kentucky – College of Agriculture
     
  7. A Home Owner’s Guide to Human Bed Bugs (English) (PDF)
    en Español, (in Chinese), (in French)  
    Date: NA
    Author:  Dr. Gale E. Ridge, Department of Entomology
    Source: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
     
  8. Bedbug Bits and Bites (PDF)  Exit
    Date: May 2011
    Author: NA
    Source: Purdue Extension – Department of Entomology
     
  9. Four short videos (Adult Feeding, Hungry Bed Bug, Nymph, On the Move)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Department of Entomology
     
  10. Bed Bug Prevention, Detection and Control (PDF)
    Date: December 2012
    Author: NA
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Detection/Monitoring

  1. How to use a bed bug detector
    Date: 8/20/13
    Author: NA
    Source: University of California
     
  2. Don’t bring bed bugs home when you travel
    Date: 8/23/13
    Author: NA
    Source: University of California
     
  3. Bed Bug Action Plans for Schools (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  4. Bed Bug Action Plans for Shelters - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  5. Bed Bug Action Plan for Home Health Care and Social Workers (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Stephen Kells, Ph. D. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  6. Bed Bug Action Plans for Apartments (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  7. What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2010
    Author: National Center for Healthy Housing
    Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
     
  8. Bed Bugs are Back! An IPM Answer (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
    Source: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  9. Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2011
    Author: NPIC
    Source: NPIC
     
  10. Inspecting Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2011
    Author: Amelia Shinedelar and Dr. Stephen Kells
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
     
  11. Do you have bed bugs?   Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: University of Florida Extension
     
  12. Bed Bug Prevention, Detection and Control (PDF)
    Date: December 2012
    Author: NA
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  13. Bed bug tips card (sheet to print) (PDF)
    Bed bug tips card (single card) (PDF)
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  14. Identification of Infestations  Exit 
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech
     
  15. Keeping Yourself Safe From Bed Bugs While Traveling  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech
     
  16. Hotel Inspections  Exit 
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech

Non-chemical Control (e.g., heat treatment)

  1. Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management (PDF) - en español   
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  2. Using Heat to Kill Bed Bugs (PDF)en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  3. What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2010
    Author: National Center for Healthy Housing
    Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
     
  4. Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: February 2011
    Author: NPIC
    Source: NPIC
     
  5. Bed Bug Control In Residence (PDF)   Exit
    Date: 2011
    Author: Amelia Shinedelar and Dr. Stephen Kells
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
     
  6. Cleaning and Laundry Checklist for Bed Bugs (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  7. Bed Bug IPM Technical Resources for Educators: Information on the Monitoring, Control and Treatment of Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: Purdue University
     
  8. Bed Bug Prevention, Detection and Control (PDF)
    Date: December 2012
    Author: NA
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Management

  1. Four Steps to Fewer Bed Bug Problems - a recorded webinar
    Date: December 2015
    Author: N/A
    Source: University of Minnesota
     
  2. Bed Bug Action Plans for Apartments (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  3. Bed Bug Action Plan for Hotels (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  4. Bed Bug Action Plans for Schools (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  5. Bed Bug Action Plans for Shelters - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  6. Bed Bug Control in Multi-Unit Facilities (PDF)  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  7. What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2010
    Author: National Center for Health Housing
    Source: National Center for Health Housing
     
  8. Bed Bugs are Back! An IPM Answer (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
    Source: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  9. Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: February 2011
    Author: NPIC
    Source: NPIC
     
  10. Managing Bed Bugs
    Date: NA
    Author: Barb Ogg
    Source: Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County
     
  11. Control of Bed Bugs in Residence -  Information for Pest Control Companies – (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 15, 2006
    Author: Dr, Stephen A. Kells, Assistant Professor
    Source: University of Minnesota – Department of Entomology
     
  12. Social Worker Procedures and Bed Bugs (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  13. Room Preparation Checklist for Bed Bugs For Pest Managers (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  14. Bed Bugs: How to Deal with Them (PDF)   
    Date: NA
    Author: Gale E. Ridge, Ph.D.
    Source: Connecticut Coalition Against Bed Bugs
     
  15. Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management (Video) - en espa?ol  Exit 
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Author: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Source: Rutgers University
     
  16. Bed bug tips card (sheet to print) (PDF)
    Bed bug tips card (single card) (PDF)
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  17. Bed Bug Tips Door Hanger
    Date: 2016
    Author N.A
    Source: EPA Region 4

Pesticides

  1. Bed Bug Treatment Using Insecticides (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  2. What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2010
    Author: National Center for Health Housing
    Source: National Center for Health Housing
     
  3. Bed Bugs are Back! An IPM Answer (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
    Source: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  4. Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: February 2011
    Author: NPIC
    Source: NPIC
     
  5. Bed Bug Action Plans for Apartments (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Prevention

  1. Bed Bug Prevention for Emergency Facilities and Patient Transport (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  2. Bed Bug Action Plan for Hotels (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  3. Bed Bug Action Plans for Schools (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  4. Bed Bug Action Plans for Shelters - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  5. Bed Bug Action Plan for Home Health Care and Social Workers (PDF) - en español  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Stephen Kells Ph. D. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  6. Bed Bug Control in Multi-Unit Facilities (PDF)  
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  7. What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (PDF)  Exit
    Date: February 2010
    Author: National Center for Health Housing
    Source: National Center for Health Housing
     
  8. <a href="https://pestsinthehome.extension.org/how-to-bug-proof-your-home-from-bed-bugs/#.VjfR8LerTrc>How to Bug Proof Your Home: Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: May 20, 2009
    Author: NA
    Source: www.extension.org
     
  9. Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs in Residences – Information for Homeowners and Tenants  (PDF)  Exit
    Date: August 23, 2006
    Author: Dr. Stephen A. Kells, Assistant Professor; and Jeff Hahn, Extension Professor
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
     
  10. Personal Protection from Bed Bugs - Workers in Housekeeping, Facilities Maintenance, Medical and Social Work (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  11. Preventing a Bed Bug Infestation (in Group Homes, Shelters, etc.)  (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  12. BED BUGS: Inspection, Prevention, Control (PDF)  
    Date: NA        
    Author: NA
    Source: Georgia Division of Public Health – Environmental Health Program
     
  13. Basics, Inspections 101, Common Sense Self Protection, Management Recommendations, Policy Recommendations (PDF)   
    Date: NA
    Author: Mr. Michael Lipsett
    Source: Connecticut Pest Elimination
     
  14. Bed Bug Prevention and Control  Exit
    Date: January 19, 2011
    Author: NA
    Source: Purdue Extension Service
     
  15. Bed Bug Prevention, Detection and Control (PDF) 
    Date: December 2012
    Author: NA
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  16. Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management (Video) - en espa?ol  Exit 
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Author: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Source: Rutgers University
     
  17. Bed Bug Card for Travel (sheet of cards to print) (PDF)
    Bed Bug Card for Travel (single card) (PDF)
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  18. Bed Bugs – Reduce Risk While Thrift Shopping (PDF)  Exit
    Date: December 2015
    Authors: Gina Peek and Jackie Lee
    Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
     
  19. Bed Bug Tips Door Hanger(PDF) 
    Date: 2016
    Authors: N/A
    Source: EPA Region 4

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