Bed Bugs Queensland Health
Reduce the number of hiding spots available to bed bugs by eliminating cracks and crevices. Bed bugs can often be difficult to eradicate because their hiding spots are hard to find or inaccessible. Further information. If you believe you have a bed bug infestation at home or have stayed in an accommodation venue that is infested, contact: your local council Environmental Health Officer; SA health on (08) 8226 7100 or Public.Health@sa.gov.au
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Bed Bugs. Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, however declined in incidence through the mid 20th Century. Recently this trend has begun to reverse and bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence. For example, in Australia there has been an increase in the number of bed bug infestations of around 5,000% since the year 1999!
PROCEDURE FOR BED BUG MANAGEMENT 1. Precautions Standard Precautions apply to all patients including those known or suspected of having bed bugs. 2. Procedure for environmental control If a bed bug infestation is suspected in the health care facility, the following environmental procedures are recommended: a.
Bed Bugs and Schools and Daycares. Bed bugs prefer an environment where they can hide during the day and come out at night to feed. Most schools or daycare settings do not offer this type of environment; however, bed bugs can hide in clothing and personal belongings such as backpacks and lunch bags.
The following provided submissions to the Bed Bug Code of Practice, click on the name to go directly to the submission. Stan Wesley, Senior Consultant, AHA Facilities Management, NSW. Dean Cooper, Chairperson, Backpacking Queensland, Qld. Glenis Lloyd, Environmental Health Branch, NSW Health, NSW.