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1 Bed Bug Forum “Goodnight, Sleep Tight & Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!”

2 Bed Bug Forum – Sponsors City of Abilene Pest Patrol Legal Aid Abilene Housing Authority 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 2

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4 The Horror Stories! Sleepless nights at home Hotel stays The cost to exterminate Infestations! 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 4

5 Bed Bug Expense! Fort Worth Housing Authority spent approximately $1.5 million to eradicate bed bugs from a 230 unit apartment complex; Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority spent approximately $250,000 to eradicate bed bugs! 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 5

6 Bed Bug Humor! 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 6

7 Bed Bug Forum - Goals 1.Provide education on what is a Bed Bug & where have they been 2.How to identify a Bed Bug 3.Understand how Bed Bugs spread 4.Learn how & where to find Bed Bugs in a home 5.Determine the “best practices” for exterminating Bed Bugs 6.Become aware of local requirements to stay in compliance (City of Abilene & AHA) 7.The legal ramifications of Bed Bugs for property owners 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 7

8 Bed Bug Forum – General Info 1.Please sign the sign-in sheet if you have not already 2.Please complete Forum Evaluation form prior to leaving today 3.Copies of the presentations will be listed on the City of Abilene & Abilene Housing Authority websites by Thursday, February 28, 2013 4.Restrooms – through the doors and to your right 5.We ask that you please turn your cell phones off or place them on vibrate 6.At the end, we will do a drawing for a Gateway Netbook, provided by the City of Abilene 7.Index cards are available on the table for Questions 12/8/2015Gene Reed - AHA 8

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