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NPMA Adopts Changes to Bed Bug BMPs

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The NPMA Board of Directors adopted several changes to NPMA's Best Management Practices for Bed Bug (BMPs) proposed by the Bed Bug Division during its recent meeting at PestWorld in New Orleans.

| November 9, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. — The NPMA Board of Directors adopted several changes to NPMA's Best Management Practices for Bed Bug (BMPs) proposed by the Bed Bug Division during its recent meeting at PestWorld in New Orleans. 
 
Changes were made to the Heat Treatment section of the BMPs in light of multiple heat-related incidents reported in the media over the past few months.  To minimize the likelihood of accidents, the BMPs now recommend that only equipment specifically designed and tested for insect control be used for whole-room bed bug heat treatments. In addition, pest management professionals should research and understand the applicable fire codes with regard to portable heaters, fire suppression systems, and other heat treatment related concerns and inspect heat generating equipment prior to use to ensure that no foreseeable fire hazards exist.  Finally, ambient air temperatures in the heated areas should be monitored to avoid potential damage to heat-sensitive items.
 
To view the updated version of NPMA Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs click here.


 

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