|COURSE DESCRIPTION ||Bed bugs are known to carry a number of pathogens both on and inside their bodies. There is currently no documented evidence, however, that they transmit diseases to humans outside of a laboratory setting. They are still considered a pest of public health concern.
This course will provide environmental health professionals with knowledge that can assist them in the management and control of bed bugs. An awareness of bed bug biology and behavior will provide insight to methods of control, particularly using an IPM approach.
After completing this course, users will be able to describe basic bed bug biology, identify bed bugs and recognize signs of an infestation, determine prevention, management, and control measures and understand and use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling bed bugs.