Bed Bugs

Cornell University Resources

Cornell Cooperative Extension Bed BugProvides resources on the life cycle of bed bugs, how to identify, remove and prevent bed bugs from group living areas, as well as myths and facts. 

Bed Bugs in Schools
This website provides the ABCs of School and Childcare Pest Management. What schools need to know, the Pest defense for schools, and webinars.  

NYS Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

School IPM Working Group
IPM provides Best Management Practices for schools, curricula for staff and students, as well as other resources.  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Bed Bugs Get Them Out and Keep them Out
Provides an introduction to finding, removing, and keeping bedbugs out. Includes Characteristics of Bed Bugs, Finding Bed Bugs, Getting Rid of Bed Bugs, Do-it-yourself Bed Bug Control, Pesticides to Control Bed Bugs, Bed Bug Information Clearinghouse, Bed Bug Product Search Tool. 

 Bed Bugs in Schools Guidance for School Nurses 

Identify Us Resources

Identify Us
Provides an evidence-based overview of identifying and responding to bed bugs with specific information about the school setting. 

Bed Bug FAQ
Information regarding identifying bed bugs, harm or spread of pathogens associated with bed bugs, and insecticides and treatment options. 

Identification of Suspected Bed Bug Infestations Flowchart PDF
This flowchart assists schools in the steps to take if a bed bug has been identified.  

New York State Resources

Information for NYC Public Schools 
Provides information, resources, and management of bed bugs in the school setting. Materials are available in multiple languages.  

Bed Bugs: What They Are and How to Control Them NYSDOH
Information regarding what bed bugs are, how they can get into the home, how to identify a bed bug problem, and how to control bed bugs in the home.  

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