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Bed Bugs

Eastern Idaho Public Health has no authority to require businesses, institutions or private residences to control or eliminate bed bugs on their property.

Bed bugs, while an annoyance, carries no risk for transmitting communicable diseases.

What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small brownish insects. They're about 4 mm long (1/8 in.) and visible to the naked eye. They're active at night and can usually be seen along the seams of mattresses. They feed on human blood.

Bed bug infestations may cause irritating, itchy bite reactions, and anxiety. Over the past few years, bed bugs have been spreading in large cities worldwide.

Bed Bug

Where Can I Get More Information?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has many resources on Bed Bugs. Click here to go to their site.

In addition, other online resources have been compiled. To link to this list of resources, click here.

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