Frequent Questions

I found something that might be a bed bug. Can EPA tell me what it is?

The EPA's role with regard to bed bugs is primarily as the federal agency with regulatory oversight of pesticides used to mitigate bed bug infestations. We have compiled extensive information from many sources on our bed bugs web pages., including photos of bed bugs at various life stages. But assessing pest infestations accurately online is virtually impossible, and the EPA does not have expertise on all things related to bed bugs. If you do not find answers to your questions on the linked web pages, perhaps your local health department, a pest control company, or a university entomologist specializing in bed bugs could answer your question.

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