If you wake up with red, itchy patches on your skin, you might be dealing with a bedbug infestation—and bedbug detection dogs services from our team at Discreet Bedbug Inspections can help!
The presence of bed bugs is challenging to detect due to their minute size and lack of visual traces. You might be able to find their droppings or specks of blood on your sheets. But bed bugs usually evade detection by hiding in the tiniest cracks of your floorboards, waiting to feast on you.
Early detection is paramount since a singular bed bug can lay up to seven viable eggs per day, quickly creating a thorough infestation. If you want to detect live bed bugs and get rid of them before they repopulate, you need to work with a pest control professional.
Have you ever thought about calling in man’s best friend? At Discreet Bedbug Inspections in New York City, our bug-detecting canines are our best tools for finding bed bugs.
Bringing bed bug-sniffing dogs to your apartment complex might sound a little farfetched. However, utilizing man’s best friend for his optimal sniffer is a time-honored and proven tradition that remains effective today.
You are probably familiar with seeing-eye dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and emotional-support pups, but did you know that dogs have been working in the pest control industry since 1979?
Pest control professionals had stopped utilizing scent-detection canines in recent years because we did not need them anymore. After all, the United States mainly eradicated bed bugs through pesticide usage. But the overuse of pesticides ultimately resulted in the surge of today’s pesticide-resistant bed bugs.
Pest control companies could not effectively detect, contain, and kill the live bed bugs and viable eggs under such circumstances. In the past few years, the resulting overwhelming explosion of bed bugs led some in our industry to go back to the basics, using trained bed bug-hunting dogs.
You might be wondering if hiring a bed bug dog company is overkill. Maybe you should go with your usual pest experts and hope for the best!
While your average inspection services might work for other household pests, bed bugs are more challenging to eradicate, and bed-bug dogs are the more highly specialized solution.
Usually, exterminators can take up to two weeks to catch a bed bug in their monitoring traps. By the time you see one live bug, you could potentially have 100 new bed-bug eggs, with half of them already hatching.
The bed bug’s propensity to multiply is why your entire building can become infested from your outbreak in no time.
To avoid this devastating situation, working with a bed-bug detection dog company like ours is essential. Our dogs will smell your room and provide you with immediate results if they catch the scent of a live bed bug.
We will then be able to act quickly to remove the bugs from your room before they have a chance to multiply and spread.
Suppose your pest management company only implements a visual inspection to spot bed bugs in the open. In that case, they will miss the bulk of bed bugs hiding in the crevices of your home.
After all, bed bugs only need to come out to forage for food every five to ten days. Also, the eggs are so tiny that they are challenging to see.
A bed-bug dog does not rely on sight but instead uses its powerful sense of smell to sniff out the bed bug’s hiding places.
Besides being practically useless, a visual inspection for bed bugs also involves opening all of your drawers, flipping over your mattress, and wreaking general havoc on your house to find the live bugs.
In contrast, you do not need to move any of your belongings when booking a canine inspection with us at Discreet Bedbug Inspections. As long as your space is walkable and free of any potentially distracting scents (like fresh bacon on the floor), then our bed bug detection dogs will be able to do their minimally invasive job with ease.
You could have your exterminator bomb your entire apartment building while you stayed with a friend to avoid the poisonous fumes, or you could invite a dog to perform a scent inspection. The dog’s findings will reveal the specific areas of your home or apartment so you can target the source directly.
Using canine inspections is often a more economical choice for this reason.
If we suspect bed bugs in a large building, such as a corporate office, a second dog may help detect bed bugs.
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