Information for the General Public
The resources on this page can help anyone prevent bed bug infestations, and safely control them if they do occur.
Bed Bug Education
HPD offers an e-Learning class about bedbugs, which can be taken at any time on any computer with internet access. The interactive class discusses what bedbugs are, explores myths about bedbugs and provides some information about identifying and eradicating bedbugs.
Bed Bug Data
Bed bug data on the prevalence of bed bugs in New York City from the NYC Community Health Survey can be viewed on the Environmental Public Health and Sustainability Tracking Portal. This site also provides information on pesticides and other household pests.
New Bedding Regulations
The Department of State Division of Licensing Services has issued new bedding regulations which include mattress sanitizing standards for used bedding. See Other Resources for more information about bed bug and housing laws.