" Bed Bugs Omaha Nebraska news, local pest control resources and approaches for removing them from your home. Recent reports indicate that the problem is growing throughout Nebraska, particularly with visitors bringing bed bugs to areas such as Sun Valley and Ketchum."
The Omaha World Herald recently reported on an interview with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on the growth of bed bug control problems in Nebraska. In a 2009 survey they indicated that pest-control companies treated 616 bedbug infestations in 2008, up from 196 the year before and only 48 in 2003.
Local exterminators report 1 to 2 bed bug related calls a week up from 1 a month.
Bed Bugs Omaha Reports - Over 15 recent reports (4/2011)
We always recommend hiring an experienced bed bugs Omaha professional to kill bed bugs. The easiest way to identify exterminators that are licensed, experienced and insured in the Omaha area is to contact Service Magic (1.877.233.1145). Members of the network are pre-screened and each consumer can get up to 3 free quotes.
You can also search our bed bug exterminator database.
Helpful consumer reviews on bed bugs Omaha exterminators can also be found on Angies List.
Be sure to get multiple quotes since different firms use different methods, and prices can vary, with costs ranging from $500 to $1000. Be sure to ask for a treatment guarantee since it is common to require 2 to 3 treatments. Ask about the experience of the specific person that will be treating your home or apartment.
Consider buying a bed bug removal kit. There are two kinds, an insecticide based bed bug kit, or one that is an organic bed bug kit. Follow the links to see our recommended choices. The kits provide all of the products mentioned below and are the most economical way to approach the problem. Getting rid of bed bugs is hard work, and having the right products available will help.
Step 1: Clean
Remove and wash in hot water any items such as clothing. Once clean, place in a sealed plastic bag. Vacuum any bed bugs that you can spot and then dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag. Note that bed bugs eggs cannot be vacuumed up as they are stuck to surfaces with a cement like substance. To kill eggs you can either use a hand steamer or sprays.
Step 2: Spray
Use a mattress safe bed bug spray such as Sterifab (insecticide) or Bed Bug Patrol (organic). sure to spray in cracks and along seams in mattresses. Use a longer lasting residual spray such as Phantom to treat the box spring (be sure to look under labels and inside the box spring - peel back fabric). Treat all areas within 5 to 10 feet of the bed, including the baseboards, under lamps etc. Be thorough, including underneath nigh table drawers, inside furniture, along baseboards etc.
After mattress and box spring dries, buy a zippered casing to trap any remaining bugs. It is equally important to encase both the mattress and box spring. It is not necessary to dispose of these items.
Step 3: Use Bed Bug Dust
Spread a thin layer of natural bed bug dust around the room. If any bugs are left or if any eggs haven't hatched, the dust will attach to the bed bugs shell and kill them.
See our guide for detailed instructions on eliminating bed bugs.
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- UNLV Lancaster Extension
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