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This guideline was prepared to address the issue of control of public health pests or vermin, such as lice, fleas, mites, bedbugs and ticks.
The guideline covers the following pests:
For each pest, the guideline provides a range of information on:
The guideline was primarily intended for use by agencies responsible for the administration of Public Health Acts and Consolidated Regulations, however it should also be useful to other agencies, groups and individuals involved in dealing with infestations.
The guideline has been superseded by Arthropod pests of public health significance in Australia.
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Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth)
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601