Bed bug (chinches de cama)

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MICHIGAN MANUAL FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF BED BUGS
Produced by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Bed Bug Working Group Acknowledgements
We would like to acknowledge all of the members the Michigan Bed Bug Working Group and their respective agencies whose insights, expertise, and persistence have led to the development of this manual:
Denise Chrysler,Erik Foster, Rebecca Reik, Abby Schwartz, Kim Signs, and Mary Grace Stobierski, Michigan Department of Community Health Don Edmunds, Wayne County Health Department Patty Lawless, Michigan Department of Education Don Hamel and Howard Krieger, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Janet Irrer, Peggy Pertner, and Jillian Thelen, Michigan State Housing Development Authority MikeKaufman, Michigan State University Extension Steven Leggat, City of Detroit Buildings and Safety Engineering Colleen Nelson, Michigan Department of Human Services Gary Offenbacher, Property Management Association of Michigan Mel Poplar, Brian Rowe, and Mike Szynski, Michigan Department of Agriculture Mark Sheperdigian and Bill Welsh, Michigan Pest Management Association Dean Sienko, InghamCounty Health Department Dave Vincent, Michigan Association of Housing Officials Steve Yencich, Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association

We’d also like to thank several organizations and individuals that have influenced our current work, and provided use of materials for this manual:
The Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force Woodgreen Community Services, Toronto, CanadaJody Gangloff-Kaufmann, New York State IPM Program, Cornell University Stephen L. Doggett, Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital, Australia The National Center for Healthy Housing For comments or concerns about the content of this manual, please contact the Michigan Department of Community Health Communicable Disease Division at (517) 335-8165
Front cover image courtesy ofGraham Snodgrass, US Army Public Health Command Back cover images courtesy of Mark Sheperdigian, Rose Pest Solutions

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................1 CORE MANUAL ..........................................................................................2
Getting to Know the BedBug................................................................................................................ 3 Natural History...................................................................................................................................... 3Biology.................................................................................................................................................. 3 Health Concerns Associated With Bed Bugs ...................................................................................... 6 What Activities Put Me At Risk of Encountering Bed Bugs?................................................................ 6 How Do You Know If Bed Bugs Are Biting?......................................................................................... 6Can Bed Bugs Make You Sick? ........................................................................................................... 7 What Are Some Other Possible Health Effects from Bed Bugs?......................................................... 8 Is There An Effective Treatment for Bed Bug Bites? ........................................................................... 8 What AreSome Other Causes for Red, Itchy Swellings of the Skin?.................................................. 9 Other Biting Arthropods ........................................................................................................................ 9 Responsible and Safe Use of Pesticides for Bed Bugs ..................................................................... 13 Laws and...
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