Bed Bug (Cinex Lectalarius)
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Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are small insects that can inhabit bedrooms and hotel rooms. They feed on blood and their bites can cause a rash. They do not spread disease. They have become increasing common in Onondaga County and throughout the United States in recent years.


Bed Bugs - Information from Cornell University's Insect Diagnostic Laboratory covers identification, life history, and management options for this household pest.

How To Find Bed Bugs from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) covers signs of bedbug infestation, where bedbugs hide, and their behavior and habits.

Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities from Cornell University's New York State IPM page covers how to identify, prevent, and manage bed bugs.

A Printable Card for Travelers & College Students on what they need to know about bed bugs in order to protect themselves.

Prevention & Control of Bedbugs in Residences on identification of bed bugs and how to manage an infestation.

Preventing & Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely: A Guide for Property Owners, Managers & Tenants, a 14 page pdf guide from the New York City Health Dept covers background information on bed bugs along with their health effects and how to recognize, prevent, inspect, and get rid of them. [Also available in several languages]

Bedbugs Myths & Facts from the New York City Health Dept.

Last updated June 24, 2019


Claudia Hitt
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Last updated July 9, 2020