EPA makes available National Bed Bug Summit recommendations

by nobugsonme on April 21, 2009 · 2 comments

in bed bugs, EPA

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs helpfully directs us to the materials which came out of the workgroups at the EPA National Bed Bug Summit:

The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs has posted the summary workgroup results and recommendations from the National Bed Bug Summit.

[Click to download] the available materials so far:

* Final Agenda (PDF)

* a public docket

* Summary of Workgroup Results (PDF)

* Summary of Recommendations Developed at the Summit (PDF)

[And soon, hopefully, a Webinar!]

I know you’ll want to read those materials, and the rest of the relevant post from  New York vs. Bed Bugs: EPA makes available National Bed Bug Summit summary recommendations.

1 paulaw0919 April 21, 2009 at 7:37 am

Hmm. Wow. Very nice to see this outlook that came from this summit. Seems they now know the challenges of this pest is pretty darn large. I’m glad to see them recognized and put on the plate. Let’s hope that issues can be implemented in a timely manner.

I will say this. In the last 6 months I have seen a much more serious tone on bedbugs in the media and such than I have in the last 2 yrs.
It feels good to finally now have Govt acknowledgment on the issue.

2 nobugsonme April 22, 2009 at 12:37 am

Paula — I agree!

Though my post about recent news from Harrisburg attests, some news media sources seem to be firmly stuck in 2006…

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