Got Bed Bugs? Tips To Let You Sleep Tight
WLFI.com (West Lafayette, IN)
Monday, January 9, 2012
LAFAYETTE, IN - Don't feel alone if you discover bedbugs in your
home. Exterminators in the Greater Lafayette area said it's a
problem they see almost every day.
Reliable Exterminators President Bob Hanstra demonstrated some
methods of treatment to NewsChannel 18. Hanstra said his
company gets phone calls almost every day for people dealing with
People can pick them up almost anywhere, hotel rooms, schools,
airplanes, even movie theaters.
Hanstra said almost all household possessions can be saved, though
cleaning up mattresses, box springs and stuffed furniture like
couches can be tricky.
"Don't panic," said Hanstra. "Don't necessarily buy the
over-the-counter products and the foggers at the big box stores
because most of those things don't work. Call in some professional
advice and help to get rid of them. Be prepared to do some
work and they can be gotten rid of."
Hanstra estimated the average insecticide treatment will run
anywhere from $500 to $1,000.
He believes bedbugs can survive for a year and a half without a
One frightening thought, if you think you're immune to
getting bedbugs, according to the pest control company Orkin, in
the first four months of 2011, Indianapolis had the 22nd most cases
of bed bugs in the country. Fort Wayne had the 45th most.