What are steps to reduce bedbug infestations?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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To reduce bedbug infestations, use insecticides and eliminate bedbug hiding sites. [29] However, due to the development of insecticide resistance, new tools and techniques are needed for bed bug control. Behavior and physiology modifying chemicals may be exploitable for this purpose. [30]

Because bites occur on exposed skin surfaces, advise affected individuals to wear nightclothes that cover as much skin as possible.

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