About Us

With the rising cases of bed bug infestations around the world and in the U.S., the University of Illinois Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) has partnered with UIUC Housing and Facilities and Services to educate students, faculty and staff on each of our supporting roles in managing this pest. This website, funded by the SSC and the U.S.D.A.’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture Extension IPM Program, was designed specifically as a bed bug educational and response resource for UIUC students, faculty and staff. The goal of this website is to help inform our campus community on how best to avoid, detect and manage bed bugs in class rooms, offices and in both on and off campus housing. While bed bugs have not been a problem on this campus due to an aggressive campus wide IPM program, knowing how to recognize and report these pests can help reduce any possible future encounters.