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Bed Bugs

Find more videos from the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station on our Bed Bug video playlist on our YouTube channel.

Longer Films

Short Clips

Training (Recorded PowerPoint Presentations)

Bed Bugs and Integrated Pest Management

This short video will discuss the biology of bed bugs, how they spread, and integrated control techniques.

Bed Bugs on a Box Spring Mattress

A box spring was steamed thoroughly but still had hundreds of bed bugs after two weeks. The room was cluttered and heavily infested. Multiple control methods including de-cluttering, frequent laundering, encasing the box spring and mattress, and applying insecticide dust will be needed to eliminate the bed bugs.

Bed Bugs on a Pillow

Watch bed bugs on an infested pillow. Several adults and 1st instar nymphs are present

Bed Bugs in a Radio

This video shows an old radio that is heavily infested with bed bugs. Thousands of bed bug eggs are seen on the back cover. Electronics that are placed beside sleeping areas can be infested with bed bugs. Travelers should keep alert not to bring bed bugs along with their belongings back home.

Heavy bed bug infestation in a single home

What happens if bed bugs are not treated? Watch this thrilling video taken from a single home in New Jersey in 2011.

Menace in the Mattress

This video on bed bugs explains what bed bugs are, how they feed, where they live, and how to look out for them.

Using a Trained Dog to Detect Bed Bugs

A trained dog is looking for live bed bugs artificially hidden in various locations in an apartment. The dog successfully found the hidden bed bugs in all locations in this case. A well trained canine can be very valuable in detecting bed bugs. However, the accuracy is often affected by improper maintenance, the dog handler, or environmental conditions.

Control

Remove Bed Bugs from a Wheelchair using Steam

Using hot steam is an effective and safe method to get rid of bed bugs on a wheel chair.

Picking Bed Bugs from a Binder

Hand removal is sometimes necessary to eliminate bed bugs hiding in non-washable items. Alternatively, you may wrap it in a plastic bag and place the infested item in a household freezer for 4 days.

A Sugar Yeast Bed Bug Monitor

Using common household items to make an effective bed bug monitor. It is cheap, convenient, and much more effective than visual inspections. It is similar to dry ice trap that is described in Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet 1117.

Training

Bed Bug Management for Professionals

This comprehensive bed bug educational video discusses history of bed bugs, bed bug biology, monitoring and inspecting methods, how to prepare and conduct bed bug treatments.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences