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While most people associate bed bugs with being a problem in hotels (which they certainly are), the truth is that these blood feeding pests can also be a major problem for homeowners in Minneapolis, MN, Lincoln, NE and in homes across the Midwest. It’s much easier than you would think to bring a bed bugs back to your home if you are not aware of all the ways in which you could do this. So, how do bed bugs get into your home? Well, most likely you or a visitor introduced them via clothing, luggage, bags, or purses.   Adult bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can easily latch onto you or your belongings to catch a ride home and bed bug eggs are sticky so they can easily stick onto luggage and clothing but also furniture, electronics and other household items. Here are a few of the top places where you could pick bed bugs up:

  • Taxi cab and other public transportation
  • Movie theaters
  • Airports and airplanes
  • Hotels
  • Dormitories
  • Schools and universities
To put it simply, wherever people congregate in numbers, bed bugs could and are likely to show up.  Although not mentioned above, yard/garage sales are another concern in regards to bed bugs. That’s because people buy used mattresses and other furniture as well as already worn clothing and items for the home which are common places for bed bugs to be hiding. You may not even be aware that you have brought bed bugs home until they have had a chance to really spread and multiply in your home. While they are not known to spread any diseases, bed bugs bite and can cause skin irritations as well as a lot of stress when trying to get rid of them. So, what is a worried homeowner to do? Stay vigilant with bed bug inspections and seek the pest control professionals! Residents across the Midwest including Minneapolis, Minnesota are now enjoying bed bug free homes thanks to Plunkett’s bed bug treatments. It takes a combination of services to really get rid of bed bugs which is why the pest control pros at Plunkett’s offer inspections, treatments, and education to help you maintain a bed bug free home. Click here to view Plunkett’s large Midwest service area or contact us with any bed bug questions and to learn more about our bed bug control and home pest control services!

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