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Bed Bug K9 Detection

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs While Saving Time and Money

Bed bugs are more than a nursery rhyme. In fact, lack of public awareness has led to the rise of bed bug outbreaks. There is certainly a stigma attached to bed bug infestations, such as social media ratings and general panic with any sort of infestation. It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are, how clean or dirty your place of living is, or if you live in urban or rural areas. Infestations are possible everywhere and anywhere and it’s important to know how to get rid of bed bugs before it’s too late.

The increase in infestations is driven by a couple factors:

  • Decrease in harsh chemical pesticides have allowed bed bugs to flourish

  • Ease of travel (for example, someone can get on a bus or plane in El Paso, TX and be in NYC in a matter of hours or days) it has allowed bed bugs to hitchhike greater distances in shorter time

Bed bugs are hitchhiking pests. We have had inspections in: hotels, nursing homes, sober homes, treatment centers, assisted living homes, day cares, call centers, hospitals, schools, jails, courthouses, libraries, factories, department and furniture stores, thrift shops, distribution centers, airports and airplanes, retirement communities, residential treatment facilities, banks, theaters, and many more. Basically, anywhere humans congregate is a possibility to find bed bugs. We provide bed bug k9 detection searches in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania!

Bed Bug and Bed Bug Detection Facts

  • On average bed bugs live up to 6 months but have been known to survive well over a year

  • Bed bugs will travel through pipes and conduits from room to room or from apartment to apartment.

  • Bed bugs can shed their exoskeleton so that chemicals don’t penetrate their body

  • One female can lay over 250 eggs in her lifetime. This is a problem for a couple reasons:

    1. Female bed bugs can lay multiple hatches of offspring from just one reproduction session

    2. When a female senses her life's in danger, she will lay all of her eggs at once. This is doubly problematic because there are different treatments to kill eggs versus adolescent and mature bed bugs. Even if you do kill all the adult bed bugs, if the eggs aren’t taken care of as well then you’ll be starting over from square one in a month.

  • A new generation of bed bugs can be hatched in a week. They can start reproducing in as short as a month. An infestation happens when the early signs of bed bugs is missed or ignored.

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs With Effective Treatment Options

  1. Self-treatment is highly discouraged. Using over-the-counter chemicals seems like an easy solution until you read the fine print. A lot of chemicals will “kill on contact” but that will only apply to bed bugs you can see. If you can see bed bugs, then it’s too late. Also, if you can only kill the bed bugs you see, that doesn’t account for the ones you can’t see and doesn’t account for the eggs. If you happen to kill every adult bed bug but you missed the eggs, then you’ll be back at square one in a month.

  2. Using heat treatment. Bed bugs are tricky because if you don’t have the room fully secure the bed bugs can escape. If you heat up a room too quickly they will escape. If you heat up the room too slowly, they will escape. Using professional heat treatment is the best option. By using experienced professionals, you are more likely to exterminate the pests in a shorter amount of time.

Why use K9 detection to get rid of bed bugs?

  • Accuracy: Visual inspections are between 18 to 30% accurate compared to a K9’s 95-98% accuracy rate.

  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that a highly-trained K9 team has confirmed whether or not you have bed bugs is a huge relief.

  • Cost Efficiency: Using K9s to determine where the bed bugs are located helps save money because a lot of pest control companies will charge per room or square foot for treatment. Using K9s helps to pinpoint where the problem is.

Call us to learn how we can help in New York, New Jersey, Florida, or Pennsylvania to sniff, sweep, smell, or detect bed bugs at your property today!

We search Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and many other states for bed bugs. Our K9s work to sniff bed bigs in Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Philadelphia, New York City, Long Island, Newark, Jersey City, Lancaster, Washington DC, and many more!