News & Updates

February 2015


  • Radon IAQ Article: Excerpt taken from January 2015 Healthy Indoors online magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1. Retrieved January 29, 2015

Online Continuing Education Module: Bed Bugs (Introductory) Credit Hours: 1 Cr.Hr.

The resurgence of bed bugs has created significant concern in the US. Maine is no exception – bedbugs are widespread in all kinds of accommodations. Their diet consists only of blood. Eradicating bed bugs is more difficult and more costly than dealing with other types of pests. There is no way to prevent bed bugs from entering facilities, on people or personal belongings. International travel and commerce have facilitated the spread of these insect hitchhikers that have been found on airplanes, ships, trains and buses. The best way to be proactive is to make bed bug inspections.

Consistent and reliable information is essential to the prevention of infestation through education, inspection, and other preventative measures.

Learn the basics today. Available now!

Access the bed bug module at:

This link takes you to a login page. Click on ‘Create a New Account’, follow those directions, and you’ll be ready to go.

If you need assistance or have questions about this training, do not hesitate to contact Judy Gopaul, State Local Health Officer Program Coordinator at 287-4397 or Judy Gopaul J.D.,MPPM.