Dont Let The Bed Bugs Bite Prepared by: Generous Support from: The City of Chicago, Development Block Grants Polk Bros Foundation History and Resurgence
Historical background Resurgence pattern Found in hotels, dormitories, apartment buildings, and homes. Bed Bugs are back in a big One bed bug, ideal conditions,
ONLY 6 months time 31,700 9,600 500 1 January March May June 3
Who gets bed bugs? Bed bugs are attracted to: EACH OTHER Carbon dioxide HEAT Sanitation is not the problem. Anyone can get bed bugs! How do you get bed bugs? People
Awareness is KEY To Controlling theUsed Furniture Spread of Bed Travel Bugs Indirect How do we deal with bed bugs? Q: Who Brought the Bed Bugs
In?! A: We may never know. The important thing is we all work together... You Management Staff Pest Professionals All Hands on Deck Were all in this together.
Blame game will only lead to one thing - more bed bugs. We need YOU to help control bed bugs. Poster Child for IPM Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. For Bed Bugs
Pesticides alone will not work! IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs, 2012 Problems with Pesticides Ineffective on eggs & bed bug resistance
means Q: Why not just use Direct pesticides to solve contact is a MUST the problem? they may not work Spread problem Creating a Bed Bug Plan Cooperation is a Must
Residential Landlord and\ Tenant Ordinance Every owner or operator is responsible for extermination if The infestation is caused by the failure of the owner or operator to maintain the dwelling in a reasonableinsect-proof condition; or The infestation exists in two or more of the family units in the dwelling or in the shared or public parts of any dwelling containing
two or more family units. Managements Responsibility Developing Policies and Protocols: Staff Residents Clients Caretakers Management Others Managements Responsibility Train Staff on Bed Bugs
Habits and reproduction Dispel myths- DOS, DONTS Protocol and Policies Bed Bugs Do not fly Do not jump Managements Responsibility Intake and Exit Policies and Protocol
INTAKE EXIT 1. Inspection requirements New tenants belonging Vacant unit 2. Education 3. Contract language 4. Other 1. Inspection requirements Vacated unit 2. Furniture moving 3. Pre-Habitation
Monitoring/Treatment Managements Responsibility Complaint reporting What Happens Next? Whos responsible Laundry and cleaning Treatment prep Communication Managements Responsibility Routine
Maintenance, Inspection & Monitoring Contracting w/Professionals Staff Responsibility Follow protocol Act as a Liaison btw Management and Tenants Avoid spreading the problem Treatment:
Client/Resident Responsibility Report Problems Quickly Faster action = Faster results Cooperate with Inspection Even if you dont think you have a problem Remember the clover leaf method Follow Direction
You will have to do some work Prepare Unit for Treatment SPCP has a sample preparation sheet but a PCO will give you one of their own. What to Expect From the Pest Control Operator
Inspection to find bed bugs Report if and where bed bugs were found. Directions for preparing your unit Treatment Visit may apply pesticides to cracks and crevices, install mattress cover, etc. Follow Up Inspection see if treatment worked Repeat as necessary
Inspection is a Must Mattress Couch/Chair Bed Frame Box Spring Where do they hide? Hot Spot Infestation Zone 21
Multi-Unit Buildings If a unit has bed bugs there is a: 20% chance next door neighbors will get bed bugs; and a 7% chance neighbors above and below will get them. Report any problems
right away. Early notice can stop the spread! Inspect Neighboring Units Above The Big Picture! Side Necessary to determine: 1. Did bed bugs
migrate? 2. Did problem start elsewhere? Infested Unit Below Side Questions that need answering: When did this start? Recent travel/guests? Recent purchase?
Treatment Options Two Types: Non-Chemical Physical removal, exclusion, clutter Thermal heat and cold Chemical Pesticides - liquids, dusts, aerosols/foggers, fumigation What Does Treatment Cost?
Factors to Consider Proactive vs. Reactive Approach Extent of Infestation Infested Area Detail Size Construction Content Treatment Method Cooperation What Does Treatment Cost? Proactive: $0 + Time to develop and
implement protocol Reactive: $250 to $900/room (professional) Working Together Will... Save Time, Money, and Aggravation Whos Responsible for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs? Pest Pro
Inspect Plan Treat Follow-up Educate
Repairs Disposal Scheduling Management You Stay Alert Maintain Your Space Report a problem Cooperate
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