If you think you have bed bugs, don’t panic. There is a lot you can do; learn more and create an action plan. Bed bugs are hard to control, even for professionals. When using pesticides, always read and follow the label directions. Be mindful of the possible dangers of using pesticides. These days, many bed bugs are resistant to common pesticides. Bug bombs (foggers) don’t work for bed bugs. Learn more, one step at a time.
- Where to Start with Bed Bugs
- Bed Bug Biology and Behavior
- Bed Bug Control Methods
- Preventing Bed Bug Infestations
Use the EPA Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse to find bed bug information for First Responders, Health Care Facilities, Hotels, Housing Authorities, Landlords, Pest Management Professionals, Residential, Schools/Childcare, Shelters, Transportation Services, and Workers Entering Homes.
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) received hundreds of calls last year from all over the country about bed bugs. If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse - US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
- Best Management Practices: Bed Bugs - National Pest Management Association
- Bed Bug Fact Sheet Collection - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Bed Bug IPM Technical Resources for Educators - Purdue University
- What's Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing - National Center for Healthy Housing
- State Bed Bug Laws - National Pest Management Association
- Tackling Bed Bugs: A Starter Guide for Local Governments - University of Washington