Bedbug Information

Overview

Bedbug Information

The District does NOT provide pest control services for bedbugs. However, we can help you identify bedbug infestations and provide advice on choosing a pest control operator or dealing with the infestation yourself.

For general information on bedbugs, visit the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program’s bedbug page.

For DIY bedbug control information, visit the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service’s bedbug control page.

To request an inspection or insect identification from the District laboratory, please complete a service request online or call (650) 344-8592.

Publication

Hiring a Pest Control Company for Bed Bug Work
Contra Costa County Bed Bug Task Force

Resolving a bedbug infestation takes time, money, and work. When choosing a pest control operator (PCO) to treat your home for bedbugs, be extremely wary of any person or business who offers a solution that sounds ‘too good to be true’.

Here are a few tips from the Contra Costa County Bed Bug Task Force that may help you select a PCO for bedbug treatment.

UC IPM: How to Inspect for Bed Bugs
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UC IPM: How to Inspect for Bed Bugs

Your best defense against bedbugs is not bringing them into your home in the first place. Before staying at a hotel or other rental, check for bed bugs, and alert the management to any suspicious findings.

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