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    Sedgwick County

    Sedgwick County
    7001 W. 21st Street N.
    Wichita, Ks  67205
    Map & Location

    Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

    316-660-0100
    316-660-0166 fax
    sg@listserv.ksu.edu

    Bed Bugs

    Tips to Prevent or Control Bed Bugs
    1. Don't Panic – Bed Bugs can be difficult to eliminate, but not impossible. Don't throw out all of your things because most things can be treated and saved.

    2. Think through your treatment options – Don't immediately reach for a spray can. Try other things first. Integrated Pest Management uses numerous techniques to limit your contact with pesticides. Always follow label directions or hire a professional.

    3. Reduce hiding places by cleaning up clutter. Use an encasement to cover your mattress and box springs. Leave in place for 18 months. This is one case when a quality product is important.

    4. Regularly wash and heat dry your sheets, blankets, bedspreads and any clothing that touches the floor.

    5. Do- it –yourself freezing is not a reliable method for bed bug control.

    6. Kill bed bugs with heat, but be careful, this is one method where it is best to call in a professional.

    7. Don't pass your bed bugs onto others. Bed Bugs are hitchhikers! If you throw out mattresses or furniture, slash it so someone else doesn't pick it up and take it to their home.

    8. Reduce the number of bed bugs to reduce bites. Vacuuming carefully and changing the bag after every use. Seal the bag in plastic and throw away outside in a garbage bin.

    9. Turn to professionals if needed. Make sure they are a reliable company with a good reputation. Shop around because prices vary greatly between companies and the services they offer.

    Taken from: www.epa.gov/bedbugs/top-ten-tips-prevent-or-control-bed-bugs


    General Information

    General Information

    Where are bed bugs inside my house?

    How to bug proof your home from bed bugs

    Do Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs work?

    Bed Bug Management Flow Chart

    Bed Bugs Myths and Facts


    Pest Control Options

    IPM Action Plan for Bed Bugs

    How to treat bed bugs

    Choosing and Working with a Pest Control Company 

    Tips for Selecting a Pest Professional

    Preparing for Treatment Using Integrated Pest Management (insecticides)

    Getting the Bed Bugs Out Guide


    Landlord/Tennant Information

    Landlord's Guide to Preventing and Controlling Bed Bug Infestations

    Talking to your Landlord about Bed Bugs

    Information for Homeowners and Tenants

    Bed bugs - Information for Moving and Storage

    How to Move and Leave Bed Bugs Behind

    Moving Tips - Don't Take the Bed Bugs with You

    What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing


    Shelters and Group living facilities

    Bedbugs Information for Shelters & Group Homes


    Schools and Libraries

    Bed Bugs: What Schools Need to Know

    Bed Bug Identification and Management Guidelines for Schools

    College Students and Bed Bugs

    Travel

    How to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs

     
    Other Resources

    BED BUGS: Tips for shopping at thrift stores and garage sales

    Bed bugs in the Workplace

    Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Transporting Bed Bugs

    Bed Bug information in Spanish

    Bed Bug Information in Arabic

    Bed Bug Information in Somali


    Bed Bug Task Force Members

    • Sedgwick County school nurses/coordinators
    • USD 259 Environmental Services
    • USD 266 - Maize
    • USD 261
    • WSU Student Health Services
    • Catholic Charities
    • Union Rescue Mission
    • Continuum of Care committee members
    • COMCARE
    • Miracles, Inc.
    • Child Care Licensing
    • Open Door
    • Wichita City Library
    • Shelter Plus Program
    • Wichita Children’s Home
    • United Way 2-1-1
    • City of Wichita Housing and Nuisance Code
    • K-State Extension Office
    • Sedgwick County Health Department
    • & all those interested in alleviating the burden of bed bugs