Bed Bugs Become Growing Problem - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Bed Bugs Become Growing Problem

Posted: Updated:
As people are becoming more mobile, bed bugs are becoming a growing problem across the country, even in North Dakota.

Bed bugs are considered one of the most difficult pests to control because of their quick breeding capabilities and tendency to hide in small, dark places, like headboards and baseboards, electrical outlets and box springs.

Often, people don't even know they have bed bugs until they develop bite marks on their body while sleeping, which could take up to 14 days.

But, there are different treatments available to get rid of the bed bugs.

"The whole home is heated.  A crew comes in and they heat up the whole house and they drive the air with the fans and everything to sort of make a giant convection oven inside your house,” says Brian Francis of Plunkett’s Pest Control.

There are also chemical treatments that can be done by professionals. Bed bugs aren't considered to be dangerous, but if people have a bad reaction they should seek medical attention.    

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • TOOLBOX

  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Coats for Kids

    Coats for Kids

    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.