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Bed Bug Outreach and Education Program

Photo of Bed Bugs.The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Pesticide Services (OPS), thru a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, has undertaken an outreach and education project to provide information regarding Bed Bugs.  As part of the project, a series of Fact Sheets were developed and workshops were conducted throughout the State.  Fact Sheets, available in both English and Spanish, along with the workshop presentations provide the most current information regarding Bed Bugs including inspection and identification, current treatment methods and suggested best management practices and are available below.

Fact Sheets

Presentations

Bed Bugs - How to Protect Yourself and Your Home (Book)

How to Protect Yourself Booklet - to print booklet, print on both sides of the page (flip on long edge)

Videos:

English
How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Travelling
Inspecting Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs
How to Identify Bed Bugs and Signs of an Infestation

Spanish
Como Evitar Chinches Mientras Viaja
Inspeccionando su cuarto de hotel para ver si hay chinches
Cómo Identificar los chinches y señales de infestación

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Pesticide Database to Aid Consumers in Controlling Bed Bugs (News Release)
Search the bed bug pesticides database
Tips on preventing bed bug infestations

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