Bed bugs are back: Michigan radio PSAs

by nobugsonme on April 28, 2010 · 5 comments

in bed bug education, bed bugs, michigan

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:

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.

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1 Saturn July 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

This story ran in our local (Ann Arbor, MI) online paper recently:
http://www.annarbor.com/news/top-5-things-you-didnt-know-about-getting-bed-bugs/

The story is tied to the recent release of the Michigan Bed Bug Manual, which is new to the Michigan Department of Community Health bed bug website, and seems pretty extensive. (118 pages!)
http://www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases/0,1607,7-186–147759–,00.html

2 nobugsonme July 27, 2010 at 1:05 am

Thanks, Saturn. I saw that new manual too and was impressed. More on it here (link corrected).

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