Bed Bugs: Prevention and Control

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Hours: 2   Approvals: ARF, RCFE, LAWS AND REGS

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Buildings and Ground section (80007) of Title 22 states that the facility shall be “clean, safe, sanitary and in good repair at all times for the safety and well-being of clients, employees and visitors. The licensee shall take measures to keep the facility free of flies and other insects.” Licensing requires a SIR to be filed if bed bugs are present in a residential facility.

Bed bugs are looking for a blood meal and may appear in any home at any time. Unfortunately, the presence of bed bugs in residential settings is a common problem. There is a general lack of knowledge re what bed bugs are, how to assess if they are present and how to eradicate them. Residents that are victims of bed bugs suffer from bites that leave ugly sores and possible infection. Ugly stains may appear on furniture and walls.

Bed bugs are tenacious creatures that often are hidden and difficult to find. No home is immune or safe from infestation.  This online course will focus on to recognize an infestation, the health risks bed bugs pose, and how to prevent and eradicate them.

Course Objectives:

Know the facts about bed bugs and how they behave.

Learn methods of bed bug detection.

Understand the process of bed bug infestation.

Awareness of health risks associated with a bed bug infestation.

Familiarity with methods of bed bug prevention and eradication.

In-depth understanding of bed bug issues related to home health care.