LIFE CYCLE I lay between 1 and 5 eggs every day! Starting as an egg, it takes me 30 days to become an adult! I’ll molt 5 times before I become an adult! I’ll live about 10 months and lay between 300 and 500 eggs! I may live up to a year without feeding
PENN STATE’S RESPONSE STRATEGY Isolate students and their belongings in the room Pest Control responds immediately to inspect and treat Clothing and bedding treated in dryer Mattresses are removed, to be replaced after treatment Students are relocated if possible
VACUUM THE CARPET Thoroughly vacuum the carpet areas Can occur before or after the heat treatment Dispose of the vacuum bag
STEAM TREATMENT Pull the carpet back from baseboards Steam along all edges at the junction of carpet and wall
RESIDUAL APPLICATION Apply residual insecticide along junction of wall and floor Apply dust behind all wall plates
BE PREPARED WhoWhenHow WhereWhat Who will respond? When will the call come? How will you treat the room? Where will your resident stay? What are you going to say??
Y OU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN ’ T HIDE Be proactive Educate Be a partner
BED BUG WEB SITES Mike Potter University of Kentucky - http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef636.htm http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef636.htm Australian Medical Entomology – http://medent.usyd.edu.au/fact/bedbugs.html http://medent.usyd.edu.au/fact/bedbugs.html University of Minnesota – http://www.ipmctoc.umn.edu/http://www.ipmctoc.umn.edu/ Harvard School of Public Health – http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/#manage http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/#manage Mayo Clinic – http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bedbugs/DS00663http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bedbugs/DS00663 List of Bedbugs Resources – http://www.utoronto.ca/forest/termite/Bedbugs/bbres.html http://www.utoronto.ca/forest/termite/Bedbugs/bbres.html National Pest Management Association- http://www.pestworld.org/consumer/default.asp http://www.pestworld.org/consumer/default.asp