BED BUG INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES Created by Brian Arnold, Stark County Sheriff’s Dept.
BED BUGS! AN OLD PEST MAKES A COMEBACK! HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY *Majority of this material is from Jackson Township Fire Department, Grove City, Ohio who created this presentation. Updated: 11- 4- 2011 by Captain Brian Arnold, Stark County Sheriff's Office, Canton, Ohio
“ Bed bugs are only found in places like military barracks where people are crowded together”
“ Bed bugs are only a problem for low – income people”
BED BUG MYTHS DEBUNKED ! The greatest obstacle to managing bed bugs is overcoming the myths that are associated with them These myths (and others like them) have created a stigma for people who find their homes infested with bed bugs The bottom line is this : Regardless of one’s hygiene, financial status, or place of residence, bed bugs can infest your home
Established a Media Relations and Community Outreach Committee to oversee the products developed
Deliberately non-jurisdictional . No agency or organization controls the Task Force – it exists for the benefit of everyone. Everything that we produce is freely available to all
THE CENTRAL OHIO BED BUG TASK FORCE (COBBTF)
Formed in November, 2008 as the number of bed bug complaints received by Columbus Code Enforcement and Franklin County Board of Health began to rise
Voluntary organization made up of representatives from schools, fire departments, landlords, tenant rights groups, hotel and lodging, health care, pesticide industry, Franklin County and Columbus Health Departments
We're always looking for more people to get involved!