"There are many resources available for the prevention and extermination of Bed Bugs, especially in the Minneapolis area. Bed bugs are a growing problem with most areas across the United States reporting double digit increases in bedbug infestations. Anyone can bring bed bugs into their home, apartment, or hotel particularly when traveling or from adjacent apartment owners(if living in an apartment) (above, below and to the sides of your apartment)."
Exterminators and public health entities in Minneapolis are reporting an increase in bed bug infestations mainly in the Twin Cities area. The Minneapolis Post reports that local bed bug control firms are seeing record numbers of calls regarding bed bugs.
Government Bed Bug Resources
-MInnesota Department of Health
-University of Minnesota Research
Local News Stories
"Bedbugs Found In Cases Of Student-Issued iPads In St. Paul" -CBS Minnesota
"How to Best Snag and Destroy Bed Bugs" - MPR News
Tips for Hiring an Exterminator in Minnesota
We always recommend hiring an exterminator as they provide more proficient and efficient services rather than Do it Yourself treatment. When looking for an exterminator t 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. Others prefer to use sprays and fumigation type approaches.
With all the different methods available to all the exterminators it can get a little pricy to clear out an infestation, be sure to contact several companies for quotes to get the best deal. An easy first step is to contact the Home Advisor 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 check Angie's List for any consumer review of local contractors and get some quotes.
Note that 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 or other high end pest control experts in the area.
Treating a Bed Bug Infestation Yourself in Minneapolis.
Treating an infestation yourself can be extremely tedious, tiring, and difficult. It is important to make sure you have the correct equipment when treating bed bugs and thoroughly follow directions to avoid any re-infestation. You can read a full step by step guide on how to remove bed bugs from your home yourself by visiting our "How to Kill Bed Bugs" Page
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