Health Department Bed Bugs

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Bed bugsEnter Places That Might Have Bed Bugs
Many people will enter places they suspect may have bed bugs. Home health workers, maintenance and cleaning personnel, persons making deliveries and installations, travelers staying at hotels, and pest control personnel must enter structures that are potentially bed bug infested. By following the suggestions below, they can reduce their risk of picking up and transporting bed bugs to their homes and workplaces. Read more

Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Transporting Bed Bugs
It is becoming fairly commonplace to find bed bugs in public and private work places. Why? Bed bugs are small and they like to hide. Anyone could carry them into your building on their clothing, personal belongings and shoes. However there is no need to panic if you find them in your work place. Properly handled, the bed bugs can be eliminated with a minimum of disruption to your operations. Read more

Bed Bugs And Occupational Health
Employers have duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its applicable regulations, including taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the health and safety of a worker. Read more

Bed Bug Action Plan for Home Health Care and Social Workers
Healthcare and social workers that routinely visit clients’ homes as a part of their job are at risk for contacting bed bugs. Service workers need to be bed  bug  conscious  if  they  are  to  avoid  transporting  bed  bugs  in  their  cars,  taking  bed  bugs  to  the  office,  or even taking bed bugs home with them. Read more

September Bed Bugs
Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, are soft-bodied, flat-shaped, brown to rusty-red colored insects.  Like fleas, ticks, head lice and mosquitoes, bed bugs feed on blood. Read more

Bed Bugs in Schools and Daycare Centers
Because people are constantly entering and exiting, schools and daycare centers are likely places for bed bugs to be transported to and from. Protocols should be established to deal with bed bugs when they appear. Read more