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EPA launches bedbug information clearinghouse

May 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching an online Bedbug Information Clearinghouse, which will contain peer-reviewed bedbug outreach materials from a variety of different sources such as governments, universities and extension services, according to a press release.

Stemming from a top recommendation from EPA''s Second Annual National Bedbug Summit, the Bedbug Information Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort between EPA and partners in the Federal Bedbug Workgroup, the release stated.

According to the release, the goal of the Bedbug Information Clearinghouse is to provide a "one-stop" location for communities throughout the country to exchange information and outreach materials on the control, detection and prevention of bedbugs.

The Clearinghouse will include information in English and other languages as available, the release noted.

In addition, there is information on several different types of treatments such the use of heat to kill bedbugs, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.