Safe and Effective Bed Bug Removal in St. Paul

For years we thought the bed bug problem in this country had been permanently overcome. Because of that, we let our guard down and stopped taking precautions to guard ourselves, our families, and our homes from these pests. Now, once again, they have gotten a foothold and have become a more common problem, and because they have developed resistances to the more traditional treatments, bed bug removal in St. Paul has become considerably more challenging.

Bed bugs can enter your home by hitching a ride on new mattresses or box springs, or by taking up residence in your suitcases when you’re traveling. In either case, you may not know you have an infestation until they have set up housekeeping and begun to multiply. Since they are nocturnal creatures, they come out while we’re sleeping, attracted by the carbon dioxide we give off. They can apply a skin-numbing substance so that when they puncture the skin to draw blood, we don’t feel it. With an available host, bed bugs can flourish and become a more serious threat by causing rashes and allergic reactions.

Obviously, if you’re going to deal with an infestation of bed bugs, either in your home or at your business, you need to know as much about them as possible; feeding habits, nesting locations, rate of reproduction, and any natural weaknesses they may have. The first temptation is to treat the problem with chemicals like we used to do, but there are a lot of hazards when dealing with pesticides and care has to be taken, especially in a residential environment where there may be children and pets. Things like furniture, clothing, and electronics need to be protected, and even after the application, there is the odor, and the possible toxicity of any residue. For effective, long-lasting bed bug removal in St. Paul, only the latest generation of pesticides should be used. This will ensure that the treatment used is strong enough to do the job, but safe enough that it can be used in any setting without leaving a large environmental “footprint” behind.

Laughlin’s Pest Control can be just the weapon you need in your fight against bed bug infestations. They can use their 90 years of experience to develop a plan to rid your home or business of these pests.


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