Related Documents and Links
- State Specific Bed Bug Laws & Rules
- 2011 Bugs Without Borders Study Results
- PMPs Providing Heat Treatments: Guidance for Complying with DOT Requirements
- Response to Study on Acute Illness Associated with Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs
- 2011 Bugs Without Borders Executive Summary
- HUD Bed Bug Guidance
- Licensing Requirements for Persons/Companies Performing Bed Bug Inspections and Non-Chemical Services
- NPMA Bed Bug Best Management
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- Comprehensive Bed Bug Information
- Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force
- Model Service Contract
- Congressional Bed Bug Forum Letter
- Invitation to Congressional Bed Bug Summit
NEW! View Understanding Bed Bugs in Schools
Presented April 25, 2013 by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and NPMA
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The resurgence of bed bugs has created significant concern in the pest management industry and in society overall. Controlling, let alone eradicating, this pest is extremely difficult, as bed bug resistance to insecticidal control measures to date is significant, and customers’ cooperation is often required for successful control.
In 2010, NPMA established the Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force, a broad-based stakeholder group whose goal is the development of an industry-wide comprehensive response to the bed bug pandemic sweeping the globe, including education, standards, policy, and research.
As a result of the efforts of this Task Force, NPMA released the Bed Bug Best Management Practices in January 2011. These guidelines are intended to help pest management professionals control bed bugs effectively, responsibly, and safely.