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1 Produced by: University of Florida/IFAS Duval County Extension Office Jacksonville Bed Bug Task Force Presented by:

2  Non-profit organization  IKE works to reduce environmental threats to children’s health

3  Lead poisoning prevention  Air pollution and asthma triggers  Pesticide exposure

4  What are bed bugs? ◦ Cimax lectularius ◦ Parasites ◦ Brown-Reddish Brown ◦ Oval-shaped and flat with hairs ◦ No wings ◦ Do not jump or fly but run fast ◦ Long piercing-sucking mouthpart ◦ Feed on blood ◦ Live near their hosts (people) 1)Bed bugs can’t be seen with the naked eye – False ( The adults are small (< ¼ inch) but can be seen.)

5 Bed Bug Life Cycle  Lay about 3 eggs per day  5 Molts before they are adults  Maturation takes about 4-9 weeks  Lifespan can last months 2)Bed bugs can live for many months without feeding – True ( Bed bugs can live up to one year without a bloodmeal)

6 3)Bed bugs are not know to cause or spread disease - True  Nuisance  Sleepless nights  Inflamed skin lesions  Stained sheets and mattresses  Psychological stress from infested environment

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9 Home Movie Theatres Public Transportation School Buses Schools Day Cares and Neighborhood Centers Hotels Bed bugs are only found on the bed - False

10 Bed Bug Feeding  Feed mainly at night, but will feed in daytime as well  10 mins, once a week  Long proboscis to “suck” blood Bed bugs bite only at night - False Unfed adultFed adult H. Harlan © Unfed nymphFed nymph UF H. Harl an © Bed bug ventral head view

11 Some People are not affected by bed bug bites - True  Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites  Bites are usually in rows  Do not transmit diseases  Secondary infections can occur

12  Most people who show symptoms develop them after 10 days the first time they are bitten.  If you have been bitten before then reactions may be immediate.

13  Quick movers ◦ Adults can crawl about 4 ft/minute ◦ Nymphs can crawl about 1 ft/minute 2½ minutes for an adult to make it from a TV stand to the pillow 10 minutes for a nymph Bed bugs cannot fly and will not jump from the floor to the bed. - True

14  Look for blood spots and staining  Monitor for insect presence  Odor

15 Only dirty cluttered homes get bed bugs – false If you have bed bugs you need to get rid of infested clothing and furniture – False

16 Discarded mattresses Used Furniture

17 Encasing a mattress and box spring will prevent future bed bug infestation in your home. - False

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19  Placed under bed posts  Monitoring device  Bed needs to be pulled away from the wall After 2 weeks in an infested apartment.

20  Clothing and linens do not have to be washed first  Down-filled items resist heat  1 hour on high heat  Bed bugs die at 120 ° F after 1 minute of exposure

21  Thoroughly vacuum the carpet areas  Dispose of vacuum bag  In between uses place vacuum in heat or isolate in sealed bag

22  Use a steamer that reaches 115°-130°F. It will kill the eggs and nymphs and if you get a direct hit will kill the adults.  But even if you don’t kill the adults at least the steam will flush them out of their hiding place. Then you can use a HEPA vacuum to scoop them up.

23 Bed Bugs in School  Identify the insect  Determine source  Be discreet, inform parents  Follow IPM Action Plan  Educate

24 Educate  School Administrators  Parents  Kids

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33 Acknowledgment: Jacksonville Bed Bug Task Force Erin Harlow, University of Florida/IFAS-Duval County Dr. Phil Koehler, University of Florida/IFAS Dr. Roberto Pereira, University of Florida/IFAS Linda Prentice, Bug Out Services Dr. Rebecca Baldwin, University of Florida/IFAS Corrine McNeill, University of Florida/IFAS Jennifer Leggett, Lindsey Pest Services John Cooksey, McCall Service Wayne Walker, University of Florida/IFAS Margaret Huelsman and Indra Frank 1915 W. 18 th St. Indianapolis, IN


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