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Bed bug Information and Integrated Pest Management Practices

In New York City you can call 311 for bed bug information or to lodge a complaint. The city does maintain records of complaints and it is an important tool in tracking the spread of bed bugs.

Bed Bugs 101 was created by Richard Cooper, entomologist and Vice President of BedBug Central. Richard is a co-author of, Bed Bug Handbook – The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control. Definitely the most comprehensive text available on the topic, but you’re not sure you’re ready to invest $70 for the full text, you can start reading the highlights here.

EPA: there’s a lot to digest in this 50 page Guide to Pesticide Safety (PDF download)

For those interested in Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management, Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., Urban Pest Management Specialist, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech. Dini was a standout presenter at the EPA Bed Bug Summit (February 1-2, 2011) with her clarity and enthusiastic endorsement of non-chemical approaches to bed bug eradication. We endorse the information in this pamphlet. (PDF download)

NPMA: The National Pest Management Association is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property. Although basically a trade organization for Pest Controllers, we have found them to be very committed to promoting the best practices within the industry, advocating the a green integrated pest management approach to bed bug remediation. The NPMA maintains a very useful site.

NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board published this report for the council in April 2010. It underscores that the city government is aware of and very concerned about the state of things in NYC. Recommendations for the Management of Bed Bugs in New York City (PDF download)

IPM (Cornell, UC Davis) New York State’s Integrated Pest Management at Cornell University ( is a far-reaching program that provides research, demonstrations, education, and outreach as part of a comprehensive plan to make IPM the safe, effective pest management solution for all New Yorkers. Please write to support their continued efforts in this tough recession. And see this link for an outstanding publication: Bed bugs are back! An IPM answer (PDF download)

Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely (PDF download) – a bed bug guide from the NYC Department of Health – also available as a printed booklet by calling 311, and as a PDF in Spanish [PDF], Chinese [PDF], Russian [PDF], Creole [PDF], Italian [PDF], and Korean [PDF]

Landlords: we can help with certification to support your completion of this bed bug disclosure law form (PDF download), Owner’s Notice to Tenant Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation History (For New York City) – Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR)

Tenants: you can download the Bed bug disclosure law form (PDF download): Tenant’s Complaint of Owner’s Failure to Disclose Bedbug Infestation History/Notice and Order (For New York City) – Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR)

University Research on the Effectiveness of Canine Scent Detection:
Ability of Bed Bug-Detecting Canines to Locate Live Bed Bugs and Viable Bed Bug Eggs Margie Pfiester1, Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira
Department of Entomology, University of Florida

Photographs: If you feel you must see more, these are the best, 
Lou Sorkin (Museum Of Natural History Entomologist)

Canine Inspection: Videos featuring trained scent detecting dogs at work.

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