The following resources are available to help you develop a localized and collaborative approach to address bed bugs in your home, business and community.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Bed Bug Clearinghouse:
Contains peer-reviewed bed bug outreach materials from a variety of different sources such as government, universities and extension services and is searchable based on Audience, Topic and Type of product:
Click Here for EPA Bed Bug Clearinghouse
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
NPIC has compiled bed bug resources from across the country on their web page. Special page topics include:
•Where to Start with Bed Bugs
•Bed Bug Biology and Behavior
•Bed Bug Control Methods
•Preventing Bed Bug Infestations
Click Here to visit their website
NPIC also operates a hotline five days a week that is staffed with professionals who provide objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC received hundreds of phone calls each year to help callers with bed bug questions.
The NPIC hotline is: 1-800-858-7378.
Lines are open from 8:00am to 12:00pm PST, Monday through Friday.
NPIC is funded through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.