Bed Bug and Lice Policies and Guidelines
This week on the Facility Masters Listserv, we had a huge response (and lively debate!) from our members about how to manage and eliminate problems with bed bugs and lice in educational facilities.
Some of your peers had questions, while others shared some helpful resources on this highly sensitive topic. Everyone seems to agree that reviewing some existing protocols for dealing with bed bugs and lice is a good way to get started, but that you should carefully review those resources and then tailor them for the unique needs of your educational organization.
Here are some of the excellent resource sites on managing bed bugs and lice that were contributed on the listserv:
NC State University IPM Resources on Bed Bugs (including Bed Bug Protocol)
Texas School IPM Guide Documents for Head Lice and Bed Bugs
Newark Public Schools, NJ – Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs in Public Schools
University of Tennessee Knoxville – Bed Bug Policy