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What Is A K9 Bed Bug Inspection?

January 28, 2016

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Getting a bed bug inspection can be a nightmare. For businesses, these pests create a bad experience for clients and guests and can lead to a whirlwind of bad press on social media sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. For homeowners, they bring ongoing and incessant bites that can drive even the most rational human beings to take drastic measures. Let's take a look at this problem from these two angles and see how K9 inspection solves the problem.

Bed Bugs in Business

If you own or manage a property that has many rooms, you know that keeping those rooms protected from bed bugs can be a daunting task. These pests don't come in through exterior walls. If they did, you could simply seal them out with an exterior pest plan. The problem is that bed bugs ride in on guests. This puts the emphasis on detection rather than on control measures. This is where K9 inspectors shine. Dogs have a powerful sense of smell and can detect all stages of bed bugs without disturbing the items in a room like a human inspector would. This makes it possible for a K9 inspector to move much more quickly through each room. Compared to a human inspector who can do about 3-4 rooms in an hour, those bed bug sniffing dogs can do many more in the same amount of time without undoing the work done by hotel cleaning staff.

Bed Bugs in Homes

In a home, these pests can drive people insane, if they are allowed to. What do we mean by this? Many people attempt to take bed bug control into their own hands, but these are resilient and resourceful bugs. They are not going to be stopped by bed bug traps under the feet of your bed, encasements on all your mattresses, or a treatment of toxic products to your floors. They are not likely to be controlled by a self-heat treatment either because bed bugs run from the heat. Knowing where these bugs are infesting, and blocking off routes of escape are essential tools in proper eradication of bed bugs. This is where K9 inspectors really make a difference. Their acute noses help bed bug exterminators know where these little pests are infesting, so that these areas can be targeted, so those bugs don't find a way to escape the heat.

If you are looking to protect your home or business from bed bugs, K9 Inspectors are the way to go. Learn more about what bed bug sniffing dogs can do to protect your home or business by giving us a call. We're Moyer Indoor | Outdoor and we've been finding advanced pest solutions, like K9 bed bug inspectors, since 1869. Let us find the right solution for you.



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