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Articles

  1. Bed Bugs (PDF) Exit
    Date: August 2008
    Author: Michael F. Potter, Professor & Urban Entomologist
    Source: University of Kentucky – College of Agriculture
     
  2. A Home Owner’s Guide to Human Bed Bugs (PDF)
    (en Español); (in Chinese); (in French)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author:  Dr. Gale E. Ridge, Department of Entomology
    Source: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Bed Bugs 101: the Basics of Cimex lectularius (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2006
    Author: Harold J. Harlan
    Source: Armed Forces Pest Management Board

Brochures

  1. Bed Bugs: How to Deal with Them (PDF)  Exit 
    Date: NA
    Author: Gale E. Ridge, Ph.D.
    Source: Connecticut Coalition Against Bed Bugs
     
  2. Got Bed Bugs? (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  3. Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite: Guidelines to Help You Solve bed Bug Problems (PDF)  Exit
    Date: December 2009
    Author: NA
    Source:Michigan Bed Bug Working Group
     
  4. Bed Bug Prevention, Detection and Control
    Date: December 2012
    Author: NA
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Business Cards

  1. Bed bug tips card (sheet to print)
    Bed bug tips card (single card)
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  2. Bed Bug Card for Travel (sheet of cards to print)
    Bed Bug Card for Travel (single card)
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Checklists

  1. Cleaning and Laundry Checklist for Bed Bugs (PDF)
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
     
  2. Room Preparation Checklist for Bed Bugs For Pest Managers (PDF)
    Date: 2008
    Author: J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler
    Source: Cornell University- New York State Integrated Pest Management Program

Door Hangers

  1. Bed Bug Tips Door Hanger
    Date: 2016
    Author: N/A
    Source: EPA Region 4
     

Factsheets

  1. Bed Bug Prevention for Emergency Facilities and Patient Transport (PDF) - (en españolExit
    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 Plans for Apartments (PDF) - en español  Exit
    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  Exit
    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  Exit
    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  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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
     
  10. Bedbug Bits and Bites (PDF)  Exit
    Date: May 2011
    Author: NA
    Source: Purdue Extension – Department of Entomology
     
  11. Inspecting Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs (PDF)  Exit
    Date: 2011
    Author: Amelia Shinedelar and Dr. Stephen Kells
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
     
  12. Bed Bugs are Back! (PDF)en español  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation
     
  13. Bed Bugs – Reduce Risk While Thrift Shopping (PDF)  Exit
    Date: December 2015
    Authors: Gina Peek and Jackie Lee
    Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
     
  14. Managing Pests Schools: Bed Bug Guidance for School Administrators, Teachers, and Staff 
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  15. Bed Bug Guidance for School Nurses 
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  16. Bed Bug IPM: Technical Resources for Educators Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  17. Bed Bug Guidance for Parents 
    Date: NA
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency
     
  18. Avoid Bed Bugs at the Laundromat
    Date: December 2017
    Author: Environmental Protection Agency
    Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Manuals

  1. Tackling Bed Bugs: A Starter Guide for Local Government (PDF) Exit
    Date: November 2015
    Author: University of Washington
     
  2. Bed Bugs- Importance, Biology and Control Strategies  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: Armed Forces Pest Management Board
     
  3. Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs (PDF)   Exit
    Date: September 2010
    Author: NA
    Source: Michigan’s Bed Bug Working Group
     
  4. MCCSC Integrated Pest Management Plan for Bed Bugs (PDF) Exit
    Date: March 2012
    Author: Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Bed Bug Working Group
    Source: Monroe County School District

Posters

  • We currently do not have any material in this category. If you have any suggestions, please send them to Susan Jennings, jennings.susan@epa.gov

Presentations

  1. Bed Bug Control in Multi-Unit Facilities (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
     
  2. A Home Owner’s Guide to Human Bed Bugs   (PDF)  Exit
    Date: NA
    Author:  Dr. Gale E. Ridge, Department of Entomology
    Source: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
     
  3. Basics, Inspections 101, Common Sense Self Protection, Management Recommendations, Policy Recommendations (PDF)  Exit 
    Date: NA
    Author: Mr. Michael Lipsett
    Source: Connecticut Pest Elimination

Videos The following links exit the site Exit

  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. Four Steps to Fewer Bed Bug Problems - a recorded webinar 
    Date: December 2015
    Author: N/A
    Source: University of Minnesota
     
  4. Bed Bug Updates for Pest Management Professionals - a recorded webinar
    Date: December 2015
    Author: N/A
    Source: University of Minnesota
     
  5. Understanding Bed Bug Control for Social Service Professionals - a recorded webinar
    Date: December 2015
    Author: N/A
    Source: University of Minnesota
     
  6. Conversación Intima entre Amigas sobre las Chinches de Cama
    Date: 2/10/15
    Author: NA
    Source: Northeastern IPM Center
     
  7. Do you have bed bugs?   
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: University of Florida Extension
     
  8. Four short videos (Adult Feeding, Hungry Bed Bug, Nymph, On the Move)  
    Date: NA
    Author: NA
    Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Department of Entomology
     
  9. Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management - en español   
    Date: January 23, 2013
    Author: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Source: Rutgers University
     
  10. Identification of Infestations   
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech
     
  11. Keeping Yourself Safe From Bed Bugs While Traveling   
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech
     
  12. Hotel Inspections   
    Date: NA
    Author: Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
    Source: Virginia Tech

Websites

  1. Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs  Exit
    Date: February 2011
    Author: NPIC
    Source: NPIC

  2. Educational Resources  Exit
    Date: January 2018
    Author: Western IPM Bed Bug Workgroup
    Source: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  3. 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
     
  4. Biology
    Date: November 2, 2010
    Author: NA
    Source: CDC
     
  5. Resources for Health Professionals
    Date: November 2, 2010
    Author: NA
    Source: CDC