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Good Night…… Don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite!. Shannon Drake, MPH Student Walden University PUBH 6165-4 Instructor: Dr. Howard Rubin Winter Quarter, 2011. Learning Objectives. Characteristics Diseases Infestations Design Treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words……….

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good night don t let the bed bugs bite

Good Night……Don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Shannon Drake, MPH Student

Walden University

PUBH 6165-4

Instructor: Dr. Howard Rubin

Winter Quarter, 2011

learning objectives
Learning Objectives
  • Characteristics
  • Diseases
  • Infestations
  • Design
  • Treatment
a picture is worth a thousand words
A picture is worth a thousand words……….

Click picture to play video

National Geographic. (2012). Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/bugs-animals/other-bugs/bedbugs.html

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Parasitic insect
    • blood
      • nocturnal
      • meals
    • Wingless
    • Reddish-brown
    • Lincoln’s head
  • Non-discriminate

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Parasites – Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/faqs.html

diseases
Diseases
  • Not known to spread disease
    • Secondary infections
  • Annoying
  • Reaction:
    • nothingserious allergic reaction
signs of infestations
Signs of Infestations
  • Bite marks
  • Exoskeleton
  • Mattresses and sheets
  • Fecal material
  • Sweet musty odor
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Parasites – Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/faqs.html

s l e e p
S.L.E.E.P.
  • Survey
  • Lift
  • Elevate
  • Examine
  • Place

ORKIN. (2012). Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://www.orkin.com/other/bed-bugs/

design
Design
  • Body design
  • Fasting
  • Ability to travel

Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Bed Bug Information. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/bedbugs/

treatments
Treatments
  • Environmentally sensitive approach
  • Chemicals
  • Non-chemical methods
    • Freeze
    • Heat
    • Encasements

Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Bed Bug Information. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/bedbugs/

summary
Summary
  • Characteristics
  • Diseases
  • Infestations
  • Design
  • Treatment
references
References:
  • National Geographic. (2012). Bed Bugs. Available from http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/bugs-animals/other-bugs/bedbugs.html
  • Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Bed Bug Information. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/bedbugs/
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Parasites – Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/faqs.html
    • ORKIN. (2012). Bed Bugs. Retrieved from http://www.orkin.com/other/bed-bugs/
want to know more
Want to know more?
  • Hwang, S.W., Svoboda, T.J., De Jong, I.J., Kabasele, K.J., & Gogosis, E. (2005). Bed Bug Infestations in an Urban Environment. Emerging Infectious Diseases. serial on the Internet. doi: 10.3201/eid1104.041126
  • Goddard, J., & deShazo, R. (2009). Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and clinical consequences of their bites. JAMA, 301(13), 1358-66.
  • National Environmental Health Association. (2008). Journal of Environmental Health - Bed Bugs: Infestations in the News - They're Back!  Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/publications.html .
  • The Pennsylvania State University. (2012). Bed Bugs Fact Sheet. Retrieved from http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/bedbugs