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Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Don't Let Bed Bugs Bite

Once just a distant memory or a reference in a popular bedtime phrase, Bed Bugs are real, and are making a comeback in the United States.  The Michigan Department of Community Health has gathered experts from across the state government, local municipalities and industry groups to develop resources and materials for Michigan.  The resources below will be updated periodically as more materials are developed and become available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Bed Bug Health Alert regarding pesticide safety.

 

Michigan Bed Bud Manual (Click on image to view full PDF in new browser window) 

Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs

Comprehensive guidance to identify, treat, manage and prevent bed bugs DOWNLOAD HERE 

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 Getting the Bed Bugs Out  

Getting the Bed Bugs Out: A guide to controlling bed bugs in your home

If you decide to treat bed bugs yourself, don’t just start spraying without a plan. That could make things in your home or building worse. Before you start, read through this whole booklet and pick the treatment methods you will use.

DOWNLOAD HERE 

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 'Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite' pamphlet  

Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet 

Click here for printed copies
 Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Spanish)  Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Spanish)

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet 

Click here for printed copies
 Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Arabic)  Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Arabic)

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet 

Click here for printed copies
 

Toronto Bed Bug Fact Sheet in 13 Languages

 Multi-Language Fact Sheets Available
Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely - NYC Department of Health - Spanish  Multi-Language Fact Sheets Available
 Bed Bugs and Mattresses Fact Sheet (Click to view full PDF in new browser window)  

Bed Bugs & Mattresses: Fact Sheet

  • Treatment
  • Re-sale
  • Disposal
 'Choosing a Pest Control Company' pamphlet (Click to view full PDF in new browser window)  

Choosing a Pest Control Company

Michigan State University Extension Bulletin 

 Pesticide Application Businesses Currently Licensed to do Business in Michigan  List of Michigan Department of Agriculture -Licensed firms by County
 'How to Move and Leave Bed Bugs Behind' (Click to view full PDF in new browser window)  

How To Move And Leave Bed Bugs Behind

  • Packing
  • Moving Day
  • Unpacking
'Bed Bugs:  What Schools Need to Know' (Click to view full PDF in new browser window)

Bed Bugs: What Schools Need to Know

  • School Management
  • Student Management
  • Sample Form Letter
Bed Bugs: What Camps Need to Know

Bed Bugs: What Camps Need to Know

  • Camp Management
  • Camper Management
  • Sample Packing Form Letter
Bed Bug Management Decision Flowchart (Click to view in new browser window)

Bed Bug Management Decision Flowchart

  • Inspect
  • Identify
  • Implement a plan
MDCH Bed Bug Fact Sheet (Click to view full PDF in new browser window)

MDCH Factsheet

  • Biology
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
Don't Bug Me Webinar

Don't Bug Me Webinar Series: Get Rid of Those Bed Bugs

Free webinar featuring national bed bug expert, Dr. Dini Miller. Click the image to the left to watch the webinar.

Purdue University Bed Bug Videos Purdue University Bed Bug Videos 
Property Managers Association of Michigan (Click image to go to PMAM website)

Resources for Property Managers

  • Manager's Response
  • Treatment Plans and agreements
  • Prevention

    Property Managers Association of Michigan 

 Michigan Pest Management Association (Click image to go to MPMA Bed Bug website)  

Michigan Pest Management Association

Michigan's Organization for Licensed Pest Management Professionals 

Great Resource! 

Guidelines for Bed Bug Prevention and Control in Medical Care Facilities

Under Secretary for Health's Information Letter - Department of Veterans Affairs 

 Cornell University Extension Bulletin, Bed Bugs in Group Living Settings  

Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities

Cornell University Extension Bulletin 

 National Environmental Health Association logo (Click image to go to NEHA Training web portal)  

National Environmental Health Association & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Training Videos: 

Vector Control Training Course, Includes Bed Bug Presentations

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo  
 Bed Bug Public Service Announcement #1  

Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan Pest Management Association Radio Spot

 

Bed Bug Public Service Announcement #2

 

Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan Pest Management Association Radio Spot

   
   
   



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