Bed Bug Health Effects & Control | Georgia Approval #R21-00923

Instructor: Jerome Goddard

Bed bugs are a common and difficult household pest that can be linked to a number of health effects such as psychological issues, cutaneous reactions, allergic reactions, anemia, and potential disease transmission. This course outlines various management methods for bed bug control and treatment as well as common symptoms and signs of health effects caused by the presence of bed bugs. Taught by Mississippi State University's Jerome Goddard Ph.D., Extension Professor of Medical Entomology, this course presents numerous case studies of real world scenarios that express the complexities of bed bug infestations.

After completing this course users will be able to:

  • Identify specific signs and symptoms of bed bugs.
  • Describe major health effects commonly caused by bed bug infestations.
  • Outline effective products and strategies of bed bug management systems.

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