Affordable housing presents unique challenges for those trying to manage infestation from bed bugs, cockroaches and rodents.  Pest-free housing is a realistic goal but it takes the work of owners, management, pest professionals and residents.  

Of particular concern of late is the growing problem of bed bugs.  They are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep.  The links below provide information on preventing all types of infestations, including bed bugs.

HUD Public Housing Environmental & Conservation Clearinghouse

Resources for Controlling Common Pests

Environmental Protection Agency

National Center for Healthy Housing – Integrated Pest Management Information