Retail Facilities should have the following documents on hand for response to bed bug incidences.
- Have I Found a Bed Bug? to assist with bed bug identification
- Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs in Retail Facilities
- Informational materials for employees who may be dealing with bed bugs.
- What NOT to Do When You Have Bed Bugs
- How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Entering your Home
- Bed Bug Behavior
- Hiring a Pest Management Professional
- Bed Bug Control In Residences
Retail Facilities should keep the following items on hand to assist with bed bug response:
- Plastic tubs or large plastic bags; these can be used to isolate items that may have a bed bug infestation.
- Sticky tape and small Ziploc style plastic bags; these items can be used to capture specimens to be identified by a professional.
- A notebook or log to keep records; keeping records of when and where bed bugs are sighted or suspected will assist the Pest Management Professional who is treating the building.
- Flashlight; which can be used for conducting inspections of areas or items that are suspected of having a bed bug infestation.
- A vacuum for capturing bed bugs, see Vacuuming to Capture Bed Bugs.