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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Signs of an Infestation


BITES:
Some people develop itchy welts, but others have no reaction at all. Bites can occur on any bare skin exposed while sleeping.


Remember that bites alone do not mean a bed bug infestation.
Confirmation requires finding and identifying the bugs themselves.


Live bugs or their eggs:
This photo shows adult bed bugs (dark, reddish brown) immature bed bugs (smaller, lighter colored bugs), and eggs (small white capsules). The black spots are blood that the bugs have excreted.


Photo from Bedbugsupply.com


Dark rusty or reddish spotting or staining:
These spots of dry digested blood may be found on sheets, mattresses, walls, and other areas


Photo by H.J. Harlan
Bed bug adults on a sheet showing typical fecal spots.

Bed bug stains near an air vent indicate that bed bugs may be travelling from room to room through the duct.