We are making these documents available because there is a need for factual information relevant to the biology, diagnosis and management of bed bug infestations. Brand names have not been mentioned, nor do we endorse any particular commercial product. This web site is intended for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by a medical professional. Always consult a physician if you have personal health concerns.
If you have questions that you do not see addressed here, please feel free to contact us. We will strive to answer any specific question you may have concerning bed bugs and will expand and add to our list of FAQs and downloadable documents as necessary over time.
• Bed Bug Management Chart - steps to take if you suspect an infestation
• Specimen Evaluation Form - Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version – using this version of our form you can print out, fill-in, and mail back a paper copy to us along with a physical specimen (see specimen preparation and processing tips). You can also simply email us the completed form as an attachment along with good quality digital images to help us with the identification process (see tips on taking and submitting digital photos).
• Specimen Evaluation Form - web browser version – this is the online, web-based version of our form that you can fill out and send via the Internet using any common web browser. It's the fastest and easiest way to get your specimen information and digital images to us.