Bed bugs are a nuisance pest that are part of our modern life. Bed bugs can be anywhere that people are. Like mosquitoes, bed bugs feed on your blood. They usually feed on us while we are sleeping. These parasites get around by hitchhiking on your clothing or luggage when you travel, so it is important to always inspect your lodgings to prevent bringing these critters home with you. Bed bugs don’t spread any diseases to us, but they are very hard to get rid of if you end up with an infestation in your home.
OEH staff can identify bed bugs for you, provide training in bed bug prevention and mitigation, and help you develop a plan to get rid of them. OEH is not a pest control company and does not conduct home treatments. OEH will host community question & answer meetings about bed bugs upon request.