Think you have a problem with bed bugs?
Most of our clients suspect they have a problem with bed bugs, but are not certain. Before calling an exterminator, make sure there really is an infestation, and know exactly where the bed bugs are hiding.
How do you know if you have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are often hidden from the human eye. They can be hidden in your walls, or in crevices in furniture and bedding. Even when they are potentially viewable, the bed bug is usually too small for the human eye to see. They can be smaller than a grain of sand, and the eggs are clear. Below are some magnified images of bed bugs and the black stains caused by their feces.
Bed bug detection dogs are trained to smell bed bugs. Our highly trained detection team will help you assess the size and scope of your bed bug problem and help create a proactive approach to keeping a bed bug problem from becoming an infestation. The human eye cannot detect what HRH dogs smell with a 97% accuracy rate.
How to get rid of bed bugs?
- Determine if you have a bed bug problem. Before calling an exterminator, getting a third-party independent inspection can be more cost affective and can determine exactly where the bed bugs are. Our primary focus is to assess the bed bug situation so that our customers can make educated and informed treatment decisions. Often an exterminator only inspects visually and can miss bed bugs that are hidden. A bed bug detection dog will determine if there are bed bugs and pin-point exactly where the they are hidden.
- If bed bugs are detected, call an exterminator. By directing the exterminator to treat only the infested areas, you can save considerable money, and reduce the amount of area that must be quarantined.
- Verify the extermination was a success. After the extermination, bring the dogs back in to detect if any bed bugs escaped the extermination. Many hotel chains will have a verification detection performed on a regular basis to ensure that no new bed bugs were introduced to their rooms.
Call to schedule your search detection at 203-788-1446
Bedbugs are indiscriminate. They aren’t concerned with how neat and clean you keep your home, business or institution. Bedbugs want to be where people are because that’s how they feed and live. Bedbugs are notorious “hitchhikers” — traveling by attaching themselves to your clothing, crawling unnoticed into your suitcases while you’re on the move, or even into your lap while you are at the theater — until they arrive at their final destination — which is your home, your business, or any institution where there are people.
Whatever the scenario, the fact is that once you have them, they are difficult for humans to find, they multiply quickly, and they are hard to get rid of. The bigger the infestation, the more challenging the remedy. It is important to catch them early.
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