Using Integrated Pest Management

bed-bug-pictureUse the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach!

  • Prevent bed bugs by taking precautions such as when travelling, in social settings, and moving personal effects and articles
  •  Inspect for bed bugs regularly
  •  Cleaning, monitoring, and cooperation
  •  Eliminating bed bug infestations requires the services of a licensed Pest Management Professional

Bed bugs feed on human blood, often at night when people sleep. They do not spread disease causing pathogens. Bites can be irritating and their presence may cause stress and anxiety.

Bed bugs can be controlled!

What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) includes:

  • Prevention; including taking travel precautions and looking for signs of bed bug introduction
  • Routine inspection
  • Identification
  • Selection of the least health – risk controls
  • Ongoing monitoring to make sure control strategies continue to work

IPM is more effective and safer because it:

  • Addresses the cause of infestation
  • Gives bed bugs fewer opportunities to establish colonies
  • If pesticides are needed, products are chosen and applied by professionals to specifically target bed bugs
  • IPM protects you, your family, and the environment from unnecessary pesticide application, allergens, and pests
Renters: Homeowners:
If you suspect bed bugs, immediately report to your landlord. Get professional identification.In Connecticut, landlords are expected to control bed bugs with the assistance of trained Pest Management Professionals and tenant cooperation. If you suspect bed bugs, get professional identification. If bed bugs are confirmed, hire a Pest Management Professional and cooperate with them in a partnership.




How to use IPM effectively for bed bugs