Bedbugs and Cockroaches

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Bedbugs and Cockroaches

  1. 1. Cockroaches and Bed Bugs: Questions and Answers
  2. 2. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat do they look like?·brown or black·distinctive smell·eggs or up to 5 cm. in length·cockroaches eat food
  3. 3. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhere are they found?·kitchen, bathroom·near food·apartment buildings·warm, humid areas
  4. 4. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat are the health risks?·breathing problems·stomach problems·sinus issues·persistent colds and coughs·allergy symptoms
  5. 5. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat can I do to get rid of cockroaches?·wash dishes and kitchen surfaces·dont leave food and drinks out·put food in sealed containers
  6. 6. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat can I do to get rid of cockroaches?·take trash out every night·clean floors·keep dirty clothes in a basket and wash often
  7. 7. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat else can I do?·roach traps·sprays·read labels and be careful with chemicals
  8. 8. Cockroaches: Questions and AnswersWhat else can I do?·If you have tried all of these ideas and still see cockroaches,call your landlord.·If your landlord does not help, call the city health inspector.
  9. 9. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhat do they look like?·white, brownish red, or black·oval-shaped body·bed bugs eat blood
  10. 10. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhere are they found?·under matresses·near baseboards·luggage, laundry, backpacks·sofas, soft chairs, rugs·cracks in the walls, under pictures
  11. 11. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhat are the health risks?·itchy bites·infections from scratching·trouble sleeping
  12. 12. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhat can I do to get rid of bed bugs?·wash and dry clothes and bedding at hot temperatures·do not take furniture from outside·vacuum carpet and furniture, discard bag
  13. 13. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhat can I do to get rid of bed bugs?·use bed bug killer·read labels and be careful with chemicals
  14. 14. Bed Bugs: Questions and AnswersWhat else can I do?·call your landlord·call an exterminator (may cost money)·visit the school nurse if you have bites·write letters to health department Bed bugs are almost impossible to get rid of on your own.
  15. 15. Cockroaches and Bed Bugs: The End

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