Jefferson County updates Webpage about bed bugs

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Health Department has updated a bed bug Webpage on the health department website.

The Health Department added a new link from Cornell University, called “How to Get Bed Bugs Out of Your Belongings.”

Some minor changes and edits also were made.

The public can access the site by visiting and scrolling down the left side of the page to the “Bed Bug Information” tab, or directly link to the site at

The health Department also is asking for help to refer people to the site who are having issues with bed bugs.

Most problems can be resolved by self-mitigation, and the video and narrative resources on the site can assist people.

Several years ago, the Health Department became involved in the bed bug issue after an outbreak in several local apartment buildings.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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