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 Health and Human Services 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.

The University of Minnesota also has a bed bug informational telephone hotline and website for the public. The "Let's Beat the Bed Bug" website provides information about bed bug prevention and control, and includes instructional videos. The UMN telephone hotline can answer many questions about bed bug prevention and control, call: 612-624-2200 or 1-855-644-2200.

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.

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'Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite' pamphlet

Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet

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Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Spanish) Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Spanish)

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet

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Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Arabic) Don 't Let Bed Bugs Bite (Arabic)

Bed Bug Working Group Informational Pamphlet

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Toronto Bed Bug Fact Sheet in 13 Languages

Multi-Language Fact Sheets
Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely - NYC Department of Health - Spanish Multi-Language Fact Sheets
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

Property Managers Association of Michigan

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

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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

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