Bed Bugs - DIY Videos on Prevention and Control

Bed bugs can happen to anyone of any race, age or socioeconomic background. 

You are not a dirty person if you have bed bugs.

The videos below offer "do it yourself" techniques to control bed bug infestations. The techniques will not eliminate the pests but will help to control and reduce bed bug numbers. These methods are more effective than using over-the-counter insecticides. However, seeking the help of a pest management professional is the best solution to eliminating the bugs.

Bed Bug Prevention and Control information also available in Karen

Video Translations: Spanish, Hmong, Somali

Video Translations: Spanish, Hmong, Somali

Video Translations:Spanish, Hmong, Somali

Live in Minneapolis and have bed bug complaints? Contact 311, the City of Minneapolis’ Information Line
Legal questions? Talk to Legal Aid or Home Line MN I Tenant/landlord laws: Minnesota Statute 504b.161

More questions? Contact Let's Beat the Bug! at 612-624-2200 or [email protected]; or visit

University of Minnesota, Let’s Beat the Bug I Environmental Protection Agency – Bed Bugs I The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Bed Bugs I University of Kentucky, Bed Bugs


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Last updated Nov 13, 2018



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