Benefits Of K9 Bed Bug Inspections
February 8, 2013
Ever wondered why bed bugs tend to escape notice until they’ve had a chance to really settle in and multiply? Well here’s the thing, these pests are so good at hiding in the tiniest, hardest to see areas and generally speaking come out only at night so their ability to evade us is quite exceptional. In fact, bed bug detection is a very challenging task and one that even trained pest control professionals struggle with. You see the human eye can only inspect areas it can see, which leaves many spots for bed bugs to safely hide out. But thanks to the help of trained bed bug dogs, homes and businesses in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Louisville as well as throughout Action’s pest control service area, you can know for sure whether you have a bed bug problem or not.
At Action Pest Control we use certified bed bug detection dogs to help sniff out the presence of bed bugs with a 98% accuracy rate! Because these dogs rely on their sense of smell (rather than sight, like humans) they are able to detect bed bugs no matter where they are hiding - behind the walls, under carpets and in furniture. This means a much more accurate inspection for you.
Bed bug dogs don’t just detect live bed bugs but also their eggs, which is an additional benefit that cannot be matched by human bed bug inspectors. Best of all, quick and accurate detection allows for a more targeted bed bug treatment sooner.
Bed bug detection dogs have such a keen sense of smell that they can sniff out bed bugs in an infested area without having to tear the room(s) apart. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for a human inspection. In order to really find bed bugs, an inspector may have to pull up carpets a bit, up-end mattresses and look through drawers as well as move around furniture and other maneuverings that could be deemed disruptive.
And finally, the time factor. Human inspections, when performed carefully, can take over an hour for a single room but with the use of trained dogs, a bed bug inspection takes a few good sniffs and just a couple minutes per room which saves a tremendous amount of time.
If you are worried about about bed bugs infesting your home or business in Indianapolis, Terre Haute or elsewhere in Indiana, in Louisville, Kentucky, or elsewhere in our service area, consider the use of Action’s bed bug dog team to help detect and even prevent a bed bug infestation. In addition to identifying an infestation, our bed bugs dogs can be used proactively to to ensure that there is no bed bug activity or as a post-treatment option to ensure that a bed bug treatment like heat remediation was effective in getting rid of bed bugs.
No matter what the case, Action Pest Control is prepared to take care of bed bugs in your home or business safely and effectively. Just give us a call today!
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