Bed Bugs South Dakota Resources and Treatment Advice

" Bed Bugs South Dakota, Pierre, and Sioux Falls news, local pest control resources and approaches for removing them from your home. While the problem isn't as bad in South Dakota as other States, there have been reports throughout the State including Sioux Falls, Kadoka, Rapid City and Custer. Reports of recent sitings are also listed below. Also listed below are suggestions for hiring and exterminator or for killing bed bugs yourself."

The Daily Republic reported that the number of bed bug cases in South Dakota and Sioux Falls is on the rise. According to the article the State does not keep statistics, however pest control experts are reporting the increase.

Justin Bosma, a division owner of P&K Pest Control in Sioux Falls indicated that he is seeing a "huge increase". Recent reports of bed bugs South Dakota include:

  • Morrison Properties; Sycamore Village Apartments, Union Gospel Mission: Sioux Falls
  • Dakota Inn, Kadoka
  • AmericInn; Best Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza Rapid City
  • Days Inn, Custer

South Dakota Bed Bugs Treatment

If you can afford it, is is always to bring in a professional to treat bed bugs South Dakota. They are considered by exterminators to be the toughest insect to kill.  When hiring an exterminator make sure that all work is guaranteed since it is common for 2 or more treatments to be necessary before the infestation is gone.  There are several methods used by bed bugs South Dakota professionals including chemical (sprays), mechanical (vacuuming) and heat/steam/freezing.

It can cost $350 a room to treat bed bugs in South Dakota up to about $4000 to super heat an entire home (bed bugs are killed at 114F). To save money, and to compare the experience and methods used by each firm, it pays to get several prices quotes. We suggest calling or visiting online the Home Advisor  (1.888.214.8380) as they pre-screeen South Dakota based exterminators and make sure they they are insured and licensed. Members have agreed to provide up to 3 free quotes, a real cost savings.

You can also search our database of experienced local South Dakota bed bug experts.

If you cannot hire a professional, and if you are at the early stages of an infestation, then you could treat the problem yourself. The key is to purchase the right combination of products in either an organic or insecticide based bed bug kit.

Steps for Eliminating Bed Bugs From Your Home, Office or Apartment

As mentioned above, we highly recommend purchasing a bed bug kit since no one produt (spray or powder) can do the job alone.  This is because some sprays are formulated to kill on contact, while others provide lasting protection and kill any bed bugs you might have missed.  The kits provide all of the products mentioned below and are an 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.

Step 2: Spray
Use a safe bed bug spray such as Bed Bug Patrol. Be sure to spray in cracks and along seams in mattresses. If using an insecticide based approach, start with a mattress safe knock down spray such as Sterifab, and then followup with a spray that provides lasting protection such as Phantom or Bedlam. After mattress dries, buy a zippered casing to trap any remaining bugs (available from the same company).

Step 3: Use Bed Bug Dust
Spread 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. The Georgia Division of Public Health recommends the use of a steamer on a mattress (and in cracks) to kill the eggs.

See our guide for detailed instructions on eliminating bed bugs.

Bed Bugs South Dakota Government Resources

South Dakota Department of Health

Sioux Falls Health Department - for questions on bed bugs


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