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Collaborative strategy on bed bugs
  • Published Date:
    February 2015
  • Status:
    current
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 354.51 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Federal Bed Bug Workgroup. ; United States. Department of Defense. ; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    The Collaborative Strategy on Bed Bugs reflects a broad-based consensus of federal agencies. It is an outcome of the interagency Federal Bed Bug Workgroup. The Strategy was authored by key agencies (EPA, HHS [CDC], HUD, and USDA) and includes technical information and input from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

    Controlling bed bugs can be very costly and nearly all communities and states are currently facing resource limitations. Collaborating and sharing training programs, communication materials or treatment plans will conserve resources and may also lead to higher quality outputs by providing new opportunities for improvement.

    The strategy outlines four priority areas for bed bug control (Prevention, Surveillance and Integrated Pest Management [IPM], Education and Communication, and Research). Each of these areas is critical to national efforts, but the workgroup recognizes that interest in an individual area will vary across localities and stakeholders. The strategy does not outline specific commitments for the federal government because any action will depend on an individual agency’s mission as well as regulatory and budgetary circumstances. The workgroup recognizes that collaboration among partners is the best path to success and has designed the strategy to facilitate and encourage these interactions.

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