Multi-Language Bed Bug Poster

Bed Bug Poster--in ten languages


The common bed bug has long been a pest – feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts. Bed bugs are considered a public health pest.


Many property managers have adopted Integrated Pest Management programs that restrict or prohibit the use of sprays and foggers.  They are considered ineffective, can spread an infestation, and expose people to harmful chemicals while creating another healthy housing issue.  BUT, this requires that tenants and property managers mutually trust, understand and respect each others role in preventing and eliminating bed bugs.


The bed bugs aren't talking, but they can affect your tenants, many of whom may not speak English.


With these things in mind, the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP), the Western IPM Center, and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, WA, developed a Bed Bug Poster in nine languages to assist property managers.  With the poster, property managers can encourage all renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or "bug bombs").


The Bed Bug Poster has been specially modified here by NCAP so that property managers can add their own telephone contact number.  This makes the poster more useable by property managers in any state.



Get the Bed Bug Poster as a PDF in:


English, Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese