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HealthyRamsey


Green Ramsey


Phone:
General Information
651-266-2400
651-266-2594 (TTY)

Email:
Public Health
AskPH@co.ramsey.mn.us
Environmental Health
AskEH@co.ramsey.mn.us
Vital Records
AskVR@co.ramsey.mn.us

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PH Logo Preventing Bed Bugs

 

Know the bed bug basics 
What do they look like? (photo | link) | Where do they hide? (photo1photo 2 | link)| How do they spread?  (link)

Watch for signs of bed bugs at home and in public
Bites - photo | Fecal spots - photo | Casts - photo | Live bed bugs - photo 1 | photo 2

Make your home less inviting to bed bugs

Seal up cracks, crevices and along baseboards.
Fix or remove peeling wallpaper.
Seal up spaces around pipes coming into your home.
Tighten face plates on outlets and phone jacks.
Reduce clutter.
Encase mattress and box spring.
Vacuum often.

Places you may pick up bed bugs

Used mattresses and furniture
Homes of friends and family
Hotels/motels
Movie theaters
Waiting rooms
Airports/planes
Buses/trains
Schools
Health care facilities
 

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