"South Dakota Bed Bug news and 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 sightings 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 an increase in homes, apartments, and dorm rooms. The reason being due to travel these pests often travel on humans clothes and their luggage.
Treatment Options in South Dakota
If you can afford it, always bring in a professional to treat bed bugs. 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 pest control experts including chemical (sprays), mechanical (vacuuming) and heat/steam/freezing.
It can cost $350 a room to treat these pests South Dakota and 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 as they pre-screen exterminators based in the South Dakota area 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 pest control 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.
Self Treatment Instructions and Advice
As mentioned above, we highly recommend purchasing a bed bug kit since no one product (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 needed 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, for detailed instructions visit our page on "How to Kill Bed Bugs"
Bed Bugs South Dakota Government Resources
South Dakota Bed Bug Laws and Fact Sheet- South Dakota Department of Health
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