Bed Bug Information for Travelers

More often than not, we associate bed bugs with traveling. In the public eye, bed bug infestations are most often associated with having stayed in a bed bug infested hotel or motel. While this may be a misconception, and you may be just as likely to get bed bugs at a friend’s house or from the apartment next door, remaining vigilant while you travel is a good idea.

Doing some preparation work before your trip is important. Understanding what

Bed Bug Information in Hmong

Hmong communities, just like any other community, can be severely affected by bed bugs. Here we have collected some information available in the Hmong language, including instruction videos and task sheets on controlling bed bugs at home, preventing bed bugs, working with pest management professionals and other helpful topics.

Just like any other pest, the best form of pest control is prevention. Check out this fact sheet “How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Entering your HomeTxoj kev

Bed Bug Information in Somali

Somali communities in the United States can also face issues with bed bug infestations in their homes. These new materials in the Somali language will help Somali speakers learn more about bed bug prevention and control. These videos and tasksheets talk about bed bug prevention and control at home, working with a pest management professional and things NOT to do if you have bed bugs.

Videos

Control Bed Bugs at Home

Controlling Bed Bugs by Hand

Kill Bed Bugs Through

Bed Bug Information in Spanish

Spanish is the second most common language in the United States. Many Spanish speaking families have to deal with bed bugs in their homes. The bed bug prevention and control materials listed below are written in Spanish. The materials describe how to prevent and control bed bugs, how to work with professionals to treat an infestation and what not to do if bed bugs are present.

Videos

Prevención y Control de las Chinches de la Cama

Control Bed Bugs

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Bed Bugs

Blood filled bed bug on human skin.

Introduction

A single bed bug on human skin.

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, rodents and other animals. These insects are capable of transmitting certain disease causing organisms. They also inject saliva during feeding which can produce large itchy swellings on the skin, and these areas may become infected when scratched. In addition, bed bugs have stink glands that create odors and they also leave fecal spots on bed sheets.

Prevention

  1. Launder all bedding routinely (even comforters and