Bed Bugs Minneapolis Exterminators and Resources

" There are many resources available for Bed Bugs Minneapolis prevention and extermination. Bed bugs are a growing problem with most areas across the United States reporting double digit increases in bedbug infestations. Minneapolis has the distinction of being rated #15 among all U.S. cities for the problem. One Minneapolis exterminator, Todd Lyese from Adam's Pest Control indicated that every year he is seeing 30% to 100% more bedbugs than the previous year, a trend he's seen over the past 11 years. Anyone can bring bed bugs into their home, particularly when traveling or if in an apartment, from adjacent apartment owners (above, below and to the sides of your apartment)."


Minneapolis and Twin Cities exterminators and public health entities are reporting an increase in bed bug infestations in the Twin Cities area. The Minneapolis Post reports that local bed bug control firms such as Plunkett's Pest Control are seeing record numbers of calls regarding bed bugs.

According to BedBugger, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association recently called a meeting that was attended by 140 landlords, further proof that bed bugs in the Twin Cities are a concern.  As indicated below, there are over 100 recent reports of Minneapolis bed bugs problems.

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Bed Bugs Minneapolis Recent Reports
Source: Bedbugregistry

Government Bed Bug Resources

To complain about tenant or apartment related Minneapolis bed bug problems.

Local Minneapolis and Twin Cities Bed Bug Control News

No hiding under the covers: Bedbugs are back
- Minnpost

Bedbugs take over home in Minneapolis
- KARE11.com

Tips for Finding and Hiring a Bed Bugs Minneapolis Exterminator

We always recommend hiring an exterminator as a better alternative to do it yourself methods.  When looking for a  bed bugs exterminator in Minneapolis it is important to find a firm that has experience doing this type of work.    Bed bugs often require specialized equipment including chemical and non chemical approaches. For example, some firms make use of very effective bed bug sniffing dogs, heat equipment and freezing equipment and other tools that have proven effective in bed bugs Minneapolis area problems.  Others prefer to use sprays and fumigation type approaches.

With all the different methods available to all the bed bugs Minneapolis exterminators,  and the high cost, be sure to contact several companies for quotes.  An easy first step is to contact the Service Magic Network, (1-877-233-1145)as they pre-screen companies and make sure that they are licensed and insured. They will provide up to 3 free quotes.

You can also find an experienced bed bug pest control expert in the Minneapolis area at no cost by filling out this convenient online form.  This page also includes a questions checklist that will help you choose the best bed bus exterminator for your situation.

Last, you can check Angie's List for any consumer review of local contractors.

Note that bed bug extermination often requires 2 to 3 treatments, so be sure to get a written guarantee. Costs can range from $50 to $300 for a home inspection to $750 to $6000 for home treatment.  The higher end of the inspection fees are for the use of a bed bug sniffing dog.  Treatments range from the use of sprays on the low end, to the use of thermal remediation or heat on the high end.  Heat is the best approach since it is chemical free and 100% effective, but very costly. 

If interested in heat bed bug treatment, contact Adam's Pest Control. The company also works with a  non-profit called "Project Good Night" that can provide financial assistance to anyone that cannot afford bed bugs Minneapolis treatment.

Bed Bugs Minneapolis - Do It Yourself Treatment

Removing bed bugs minneapolis from your home takes time and patience. At minimum, you should be able to control the problem. For bad infestations, refer to our guide on how to kill bed bugs or consider hiring a Minneapolis area pest control specialist.

It takes a combination of products and methods to kill bed bugs.  The best approach is to buy either an organic bed bug kit or insecticide based bed bug kit.  Do not only use one product or method.

The basic do it yourself steps are as follows:

Step 1: Clean your home. Try vacuuming and using rags to wipe up and dispose of bed bugs. The bugs can live in the vacuum, so dispose of the bag immediately. If you have carpet, use a product like PuraCleenRX  mixed into the carpet cleaner which will kill any eggs (test for staining in an out of the way area first).. Launder all clothes in hot water. Inspect and remove any clutter.  If you have a hand steamer, go over potential hiding places such as mattress seams, in and around the box spring (peel back or throw out covering fabric on bottom), bed frame, head board etc.  

Step 2 Apply Two Types of Sprays: Start with a knock down spray that is formulated to kill bed bugs on contact. We suggest using either Bug Patrol (organic) or Sterifab (insecticide/alcohol mix). Treat all areas of the room, focusing around the bed.  Inspect all items including the bottoms of lamps, inside electronics, under drawers etc.  After treatment is complete with the knock down spray, use a spray that provides longer lasting protection by interrupting the insects life cycle such as Phantom.

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Be sure to spray inside furniture such as end tables.  A common hiding spot are the tracks that hold furniture drawers. Picture of homeowner applying Sterifab.

After treating the mattress and box spring, let dry and then use a zippered cover for each that is specifically made for bed bugs (traps any bed bugs and eggs you might have missed). 

Step 3: Use bed bug fossil dust. Sprinkle it around the room. If you missed any eggs, the hatched bed bugs will come in contact with the dust and which is a way to kill any remaining bedbugs.

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Fossil Dust applied in a thin layer can help to kill any bed bugs you might have missed during treatment.  Shown: Applying bed bug dust to mattress after treatment.

Multiple applications may be needed. If this doesn't work, call a bed bug pest control expert.

 

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