PCT Online alerts us to the fact that Michigan has two radio PSAs about the bed bugs, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Pest Management Association.
A female announcer tells audiences they don’t cause disease, but do cause stress and anxiety and can’t be eliminated using bug bombs.
A male announcer tells listeners that a bed bug infestation is not a reflection of the cleanliness of their homes, and that anyone can get them.
Both announcements direct audiences to www.michigan.gov/bedbugs, with its collection of fact sheets, including:
- Bed bug mattress fact sheet (PDF)
- Don’t let bed bugs bite (PDF), the Bed Bug Working Group’s informational pamphlet
- Bed bug Management Decision Flow Chart (PDF)
- How to Move and Leave Bed Bugs Behind (PDF)
- Michigan Department of Community Health Factsheet (PDF)
- Bed Bugs: What Schools Need to Know (PDF)
- MSU Extension’s Choosing a Pest Control Company (PDF)
- Resources for Property Managers from the state’s Property Manager’s Association
- List of Pesticide Application Businesses Licensed to do Business in Michigan
- Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities from Cornell/New York State IPM
If you hear one of these PSAs, let us know when and on what station you heard it.
Washington D.C. health department apparently filmed a TV bed bug PSA in 2009. We haven’t seen it yet.