Bed Bug &ERA
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Card
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Actual Size
Actual Size
Bed Bug
Card
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United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Bed Bug
Card

United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Bed Bug
Card

United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Actual Size
Actual Size
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
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United States
Environmental Protection
Bed Bug
Card
&EPA
United States
Environmental Pi
Agency
Bed Bug
Card

United States
Environmental Pi
Agency
Bed Bug
Card
Identification
	Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
	Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
	Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
	Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
	Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Actual Size
Identification
	Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
	Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
	Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
	Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
	Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Actual Size
Actual Size
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
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United States
Environmental Protection
Bed Bug
Card

United States
Environmental Pi
Agency
Bed Bug
Card

United States
Environmental Pi
Agency
Actual Size
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
epa.gov/bedbugs
Identification
Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
Red, itchy rashes from bites.
epa.gov/bedbugs
EPA 735-F-l 1-008
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United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Actual Size
Identification
*	Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
*	Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
*	Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
*	Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
*	Red, itchy rashes from bites.
Actual Size
Identification
	Oval bodied, flattened, wingless, six legs
	Color: adults - brown to red
nymphs - nearly colorless
	Eggs: white, glued to rough surfaces
Signs
	Small black droppings, blood stains or
shed skins on bottom bed sheet.
	Red, itchy rashes from bites.

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Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides
Early detection and prompt
response can avoid larger problems
Where to Look
	Behind headboards
	Along mattress seams and in box springs
	Along baseboards
	In and under furniture
Additional Facts
	Can survive months without feeding
	Not known to transmit human disease
	Active and feed mostly at night
	Can be spread via used furniture,
especially mattresses.
	Reactions to bites vary widely
I Have Bed Bugs, Now What?
	Capture it in a clear zip bag or with clear
tape for identification
	Educate your family on controls
	Do not panic and throw out furniture
	Install mattress encasements and bed bug
interceptors
	Consult a pest management professional
	Use only EPA registered pesticides

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