Dealing with Bed Bugs in Child Care Environments

Bed bugs are commonly introduced into child care settings, and may become established without proper preventive steps. Although bed bugs do not cause disease, they are considered a threat to health and safety, and they alarm staff and families. This module provides information, activities, and guidelines to assist child care providers in the prevention and safe elimination of bed bugs, and in how to communicate effectively about bed bugs with staff and families. (K7.1 C1, CDA1) 2 hours

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  • Explain information about bed bugs and their habits.
  • Recall safe and effective ways to prevent and eliminate bed bugs using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Create education and communication networks for staff and parents.
  • Demonstrate how to choose and work effectively with a qualified pest control company.
  • Develop a bed bug policy and action guidelines for your facility.
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