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Category: Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs – Dr. Jeffrey Levin

Prior to World War I, nearly 30 percent of all homes were infested with bed bugs. Widespread use of pesticides such as DDT all but eradicated bed bugs for nearly 50 years. But with declining use of pesticides and the elimination of DDT, bed bugs have staged a comeback and are reported in all 50 states. There is even an iPhone app that allows users to track bed bug sightings. Dr. Jeffrey Levin of the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler discusses bed bugs in this post to healthconnection.tv.

What are bed bugs and where do they come from? (first question)

What do bed bugs look like? (skip to 1:03)

Why are we hearing about bed bugs now? (skip to 1:33)

How do I know if I have bed bugs in my home? (skip to 2:36)

How is an infestation of bed bugs treated? (skip to 3:31)

What are the signs and symptoms of bed bug bites and how are they treated? (skip to 5:24)

Are bed bugs like ticks or mosquitoes, can they spread more serious disease? (skip to 6:35)

Is there anything to be done to prevent an infestation in one’s home? (skip to 7:16)

How can I check to see if a hotel I am staying in has bed bugs? (skip to 8:35)