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Main Title Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Year Published 2010
Stock Number PB2010-115549
Additional Subjects Insect control ; Public health ; Pest control ; Biology ; Occupational health and safety ; Prevention guidelines ; Management quidelines ; Inspections ; Infestations ; Personal protection ; Treatment procedures ; Government agencies ; Identification ; Arthropods ; Insecticides ; Bed bugs ; Integrated pest management ; Situational controls ; Cimex lectularius ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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NTIS  PB2010-115549 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this document to highlight emerging public health issues associated with bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) in communities throughout the United States. The United States is one of many countries now experiencing an alarming resurgence in the population of bed bugs. Though the exact cause is not known, experts suspect the resurgence is associated with increased resistance of bed bugs to available pesticides, greater international and domestic travel, lack of knowledge regarding control of bed bugs due to their prolonged absence, and the continuing decline or elimination of effective vector/pest control programs at state and local public health agencies. In recent years, public health agencies across the country have been overwhelmed by complaints about bed bugs. An integrated approach to bed bug control involving federal, state, tribal and local public health professionals, together with pest management professionals, housing authorities and private citizens, will promote development and understanding of the best methods for managing and controlling bed bugs and preventing future infestations. Research, training and public education are critical to an effective strategy for reducing public health issues associated with the resurgence of bed bug populations.