The Bugs That Won’t Go Away: Your role in delusional infestation

This webinar aired live on March 27, 2013. Below is the recording of the webinar and written responses to the questions we received.

Host: Allie Taisey, BCE — Project Coordinator, StopPests in Housing Program



  • Welcome & Introductions—AT
  • Understanding the delusion: history, epidemiology, and classification—PL
  • Diagnosis—PL
  • The role of the non-psychologist—PL
  • Differentiating actual arthropod infestations from delusional infestations—NH
  • Questions & Answers—click to read the presenters’ responses

Background reading by our presenters:

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This webinar is brought to you by the StopPests in Housing Program. The Northeastern IPM Center receives support from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control through the US Department of Agriculture, NIFA to facilitate this program. StopPests’ goal is to improve pest control in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works, lives, and plays in housing how to use integrated pest management (IPM).