Best management practices for bedbugs

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In the continued effort to offer education and guidance to pest management professionals in their continued battle against bedbugs, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has put together two very constructive best management practices publications. These offer guidelines to help pest professionals control bedbugs effectively, responsibly, and safely.

Both publications were created by the NPMA Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force – a broad-based stakeholder group whose goal is the development of an industry-wide, multi-faceted response to the US bedbug pandemic.

The Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs publication, which runs to 24 pages in length, provides guidance in the areas of service agreements, recordkeeping, technician and sales staff training, client education, disposal of beds, furniture, possessions, bedbug detection, treatment methods, as well as health and safety concerns.

“Because there are multiple products, methods and technologies that may be employed as part of a successful bedbug treatment plan, it is important that pest management professionals are aware of the myriad factors that should be considered when determining which products or methods are the best option to control a given bed bug infestation,” stated NPMA Executive Vice President Rob Lederer.

“The NPMA Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs provide pest professionals with the tools they need to ensure they are treating this elusive pest effectively, responsibly, and safely.”

You can download your own copy by clicking here.  (150KB)

The second, four page publication, is a summary for consumers faced with a bedbug infestation.

It offers guidance on what to look for when selecting a pest controller employed to treat their infestation, instructions as to how to treat infested furniture, along with details covering the various bedbug control methods.

A copy can be downloaded by clicking here (3.7MB)

NPMA Best Mangement Practices 
For professionals

NPMA Best Management Practices - Consumers 
For the consumers

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