Bed Bug Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Over the last few years, incidents of bed bug infestations have become a growing problem for all public buildings including hotels, schools, hospitals, libraries and any other building where the public frequents en masse. Because bed bugs can hide in items like jackets, backpacks and other soft materials, they can be brought into any location and create a new case of infestation.

As a member of the community, the Kalamazoo Public Library is aware that bed bugs will remain an ongoing issue for all public spaces until science develops a way to eradicate them entirely. For this reason, the Kalamazoo Public Library has established new policies to its current buildings maintenance program to minimize the risk of infestation going forward, which includes regular inspections for bed bugs and treatments as recommended by a qualified pest control company.

Bed Bugs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) »

The websites below have been selected to provide general information and serve as a resource to answer your bed bug related questions.

Websites

Bed Bug Basics: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself (video)

Brought to you by the National Pest Management Association. Join us on a fast-paced, educational trip through the history of bed bugs and the recent resurgence. This video will teach you how to be vigilant to minimize your risk of encountering bed bugs and how to effectively deal with this resilient pest if you have an infestation. Visit PestWorld.org for more information and please share this with others. Public awareness is key in controlling bed bug infestations. (YouTube video)

Bed Bugs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to the most commonly asked questions the Kalamazoo Public Library has received regarding bed bugs being found in library books.

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite! (Michigan Department of Community Health)

The Michigan Department of Community Health has gathered experts from across the state government, local municipalities and industry groups to develop resources and materials for Michigan.

How to Look for and Avoid Bedbugs in Hotel or Motel Rooms (video)

University of Maine Cooperative Extension demonstrates how to look for bedbugs while traveling. Tips on where and how to look for bedbugs in your hotel or motel room. (YouTube video)

Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs

Comprehensive guidance to identify, treat, manage and prevent bed bugs (Michigan Department of Community Health)


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Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs

Comprehensive guidance to identify, treat, manage and prevent bed bugs. (MDCH) Download PDF