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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Infestations and Other Arthropods of Concern

Arthropods of Concern
Arthropods of Concern
Arthropods of Concern

Infestations caused by pests such as fleas, bed bugs, and lice. Bed bugs and lice do not transmit any human diseases they can be disruptive and a nuisance. Fleas in other parts of the U.S. are a potential vector for Plague but not in Tennessee and are also more of a nuisance to pets and their owners.

Bed Bugs

TDH Bed Bug page https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/environmental/healthy-homes/hh/bed-bugs.html

UT Bed Bug page https://ag.tennessee.edu/bedbugs/Pages/default.aspx

CDC’s Bed Bug page https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/index.html

Fleas

EPA Resource https://www.epa.gov/pets/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-around-your-home

Lice

CDC Lice page https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/index.html

Brown Recluse Spider

NIOSH Venomous Spiders page https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/spiders/types.html