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Eden Bed Bug Training Curriculum

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How to take care of a Bed Bug Infestation... Education and prevention is number one! Watch this slide show before deciding on how to treat. Most likely, you will choose the "hiring a pro" route.

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Eden Bed Bug Training Curriculum

  1. 1. Bed Bugs<br />IPM for the Control of Bed Bugs<br />
  2. 2. Key Discussion Points<br /><ul><li>History & Resurgence
  3. 3. Identification
  4. 4. Biology & Behavior
  5. 5. Sanitation
  6. 6. Disease & Bite Symptoms
  7. 7. Avoiding Infestations
  8. 8. Early Detection
  9. 9. Mattress and Box Spring Encasements
  10. 10. How Do Clients Know If They Have Bed Bugs?
  11. 11. Think 3D, Outside the Box.
  12. 12. Treatment Methods</li></li></ul><li>History & Resurgence <br />No one knows for certain what caused the resurgence of bed <br />bugs in the US. Contributing factors may include:<br /><ul><li>Bed bugs were a common problem in the USA during WWII
  13. 13. Worldwide increase in bed bug activity
  14. 14. More frequent introductions during international travel
  15. 15. Changes in pest management practices & resistance to pesticides
  16. 16. Lack of public awareness is perpetuating the continued dispersal of bed bugs</li></li></ul><li>Identification<br />
  17. 17. Identification<br />
  18. 18. Biology & Behavior <br />1-5 eggs per day, 500 in a lifetime<br />Hatch in 7-10 days<br />Active at night. <br />Mostly between <br />1 am – 5 am (True Midnight)<br />Bed bugs are very resilient and easily survive for several months or more without a blood meal, in ideal conditions up to 18 months<br />
  19. 19. Biology & Behavior Cont…<br />1 ½ -2 months <br />
  20. 20. Biology & Behavior Cont…<br /><ul><li>Half of the blood ingested is lost by defecation within 5 hours.</li></li></ul><li>Biology & Behavior Cont…<br />Bed Bug Mating<br /><ul><li>Male punctures female body wall injects sperm into the </li></ul> female’s abdomen, outside of the reproductive tract.<br />
  21. 21. Biology & Behavior Cont…<br />What Makes Them Active?<br />
  22. 22. Biology & Behavior Cont…<br />
  23. 23. Sanitation<br /><ul><li>Bed bugs are not caused by poor sanitation or one’s social status
  24. 24. Bed bug infestations must be introduced by bringing in an item that has bugs or eggs associated with it.
  25. 25. Poor sanitation, particularly clutter, can make it much more difficult to control or eliminate a bed bug infestation.</li></li></ul><li>Disease & Bite Symptoms <br /><ul><li>Bed bugs have not been demonstrated to be effective transmitters of disease
  26. 26. Average time before people even notice an infestation is 3 months
  27. 27. Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites and some have delayed reactions to the bite
  28. 28. Bed bug bite symptoms typically appear as red, itchy welts but can vary from one individual to the next
  29. 29. Bite symptoms often appear in rows of several or more bites in a row
  30. 30. A single bug can be responsible for numerous bite symptoms</li></li></ul><li>Disease & Bite Symptoms Cont…<br />
  31. 31. Disease & Bite Symptoms Cont…<br />
  32. 32. Early Detection <br /><ul><li>Early detection of bed bugs is difficult and low level infestations will often go undetected
  33. 33. There are no 100% reliable devices that can be placed out to detect bed bugs
  34. 34. In most cases we must rely on our ability to detect bed bugs through visual inspection
  35. 35. A physical sample of an actual bug or egg is required to be 100% certain that you have bed bugs
  36. 36. Bite symptoms are a good indicator but cannot be diagnosed with 100% certainty</li></li></ul><li>Early Detection <br />
  37. 37. Early Detection<br />
  38. 38. K9 Inspections<br />97% Effective<br />K9 Inspections - MOLLY<br />
  39. 39. The most popular sites are . . . <br />Head boards<br />Bed frames<br />Box springs<br />Mattresses<br />Nightstands<br />Picture frames<br />Chair and sofa skirts and pleats<br />Leg attachments<br />Baseboards<br />Cracks in flooring<br />Under edges of carpet <br />Behind wall paper <br />MORE EXAMPLES OF SITES<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>Do not immediately throw items away</li></ul>Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  41. 41. <ul><li>Encasements can be used proactively for the early detection of Bed Bugs
  42. 42. The use of encasements can prevent bed bugs from getting inside the mattress and box spring
  43. 43. Encasements can greatly aid in controlling bed bugs in an infested dwelling
  44. 44. It is very important that the encasement has been specifically tested and designed to be effective against bed bugs</li></ul>Mattress and Box Spring Encasements <br />
  45. 45. Mattress and Box Spring Encasements Cont…<br />It is difficult and time consuming to inspect & deal with bugs and eggs inside of box<br />springs and the edges of mattresses<br />An effective Encasement takes the complexity of the mattress and box spring out of play, restricting the movement of bed bugs to the smooth exterior of the encasement where they can be easily detected and dealt with.<br />
  46. 46. An effective encasement must have a zipper that bugs cannot escape through.<br />Some zippers have teeth large enough for bugs to simply weave their way through as<br />indicated by the first stage nymph coming through the teeth of this zipper.<br />Mattress and Box Spring Encasements Cont…<br />An effective encasement should seal completely at the zipper end stop. Not all end stops have a complete<br />seal that is escape proof.<br />
  47. 47. If the zipper pulls back, a large<br />enough gap is created to allow bed<br />bugs to enter and exit the encasement<br />This particular encasement is escape <br />proof when the zipper is pulled <br />completely shut<br />Mattress and Box Spring Encasements Cont…<br />
  48. 48. Sealed BugLock ® Encasement<br />Even with zipper pulled back<br />an escape proof seal still exists<br />In order for bugs to escape<br />the zipper has to be pulled<br />all the way back beyond<br />the BugLock ® patch<br />Mattress and Box Spring Encasements Cont…<br />
  49. 49. Protecting the Encasement<br />Felt padding can be used to help protect the encasement from protrusions and rough edges.<br />Example of mattress pads being placed over encasement.<br />Mattress and Box Spring Encasements Cont…<br />
  50. 50. <ul><li> Vacuum up Bed Bugs</li></ul>Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  51. 51. <ul><li> Eliminate Clutter
  52. 52. Do Not Store Items Under Beds</li></ul>Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  53. 53. <ul><li> Hot Wash & Hot Launder All Infested Items
  54. 54. Do Not Move Tenant To Another Room</li></ul>Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  55. 55. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  56. 56. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  57. 57. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  58. 58. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  59. 59. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  60. 60. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  61. 61. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  62. 62. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  63. 63. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  64. 64. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  65. 65. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  66. 66. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  67. 67. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  68. 68. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  69. 69. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  70. 70. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  71. 71. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  72. 72. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  73. 73. Think 3-dimensionally<br />Think 3D, Outside the Box.<br />
  74. 74. Treatment Methods<br />Inspection<br />BEFORE<br />AFTER<br />
  75. 75. Kitchen<br />Initial: Many<br />F-U 1: 29<br />F-U 2: 4<br />F-U 3: 4<br />F-U 4: 0<br />F-U 5: 0<br />Living<br />Den<br />Bedroom 1<br />Bedroom 2<br /> Apartment<br />Bath<br />Bath<br />Closet<br />Closet <br />
  76. 76.
  77. 77. Treatment Methods<br />Possible Primary Harborages<br />Headboard & Wall Mounts<br />Mattress<br />Box Spring<br />Linens & Bed Skirts<br />Bed Frame<br />
  78. 78. Possible Secondary Harborages<br />Carpet & Baseboards<br />Table<br />Dresser<br />Treatment Methods<br />Chair<br />
  79. 79. Possible Primary Harborages<br />Back of Picture Frame<br />Light Switches & Outlets<br />Ceiling<br />Treatment Methods<br />Smoke Detector<br />Electronics<br />
  80. 80. <ul><li> Vacuum, Steam & Heat Guns</li></ul>Treatment Methods<br />
  81. 81. <ul><li> Insecticides</li></ul>Treatment Methods<br />
  82. 82. <ul><li> Traps</li></ul>Detection Methods<br />
  83. 83. <ul><li> Traps</li></ul>Results from Dr. Wang’s Research at Rutgers University.<br />Detection Methods<br />
  84. 84. Conclusion<br /><ul><li> Bed Bug Control is a Team Effort
  85. 85. Can Take Between 3-5 Visits to Achieve </li></ul> Control<br /><ul><li> 100% Guarantee of Elimination is Not </li></ul> Possible <br /><ul><li> Bed Bugs Can Be Re-Introduced Anytime
  86. 86. Proactive Measures and Ongoing</li></ul> Inspections Are Key To The Success of <br /> Any Bed Bug Management Plan.<br />
  87. 87. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!<br />

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