Everyone knows about dogs’ remarkable senses, especially their sense of smell. However, many homeowners are unaware of just how effective dogs are in assisting with pest control. Action Pest Exterminating relies on canines for support in several areas, such as uncovering bed bug infestations.
The Problem With Bed Bugs
When bed bugs set up shop in your home, they aren’t content to mill about. Like most every insect, it’s in a bed bug’s nature to breed, and quickly. In just a month’s time, two bed bugs can generate 150 more of their ilk, along with 130 eggs waiting to hatch. Immediate preventive pest control is an absolute must if you want to keep bed bugs in check. However, it’s extremely difficult for a human being to find a bed bug, let alone pinpoint the colony’s location, due to this bug’s small, flat size and their propensity for sneaking around at night while everyone’s asleep.
These Bugs Aren’t Just About Your Bed
While it’s true that bed bugs like to infest beds and everything associated with them (bedding, head/baseboard, etc.), an experienced bed bug treatment specialist like Action Pest Exterminating understands that these insects are also often found in other areas of the home: for example, behind electric outlets, inside walls, within the upholstery, and tucked away deep within furniture. This is a big reason why effective bed bug pest control services cannot rely on humans alone. In fact, only 30% of the time will a low-level bed bug infestation be uncovered by an experienced human exterminator.
Bring On The Dogs
The numbers tell the tale: trained canines, such as the three talented pooches employed by our local exterminator, are a whopping 250 percent better at detecting bed bugs than even the best human pest control specialist. And here’s another number that puts a smile on the face of pest control companies like ours, and the customers we service: when brought into to confirm and identify an infestation, bed bug-trained dogs boast a 98 percent accuracy rate.
In the battle against bed bugs, human senses like sight and hearing are useless. By the time a human actually confirms the presence of bed bugs, the infestation has likely spiraled out of control. However, nooks, crannies, and cracks where bed bugs like to hide are no match for the power of the canine nose. Wherever these bugs are, even inside walls or buried within the pages of a book (yes, this does happen), our dogs will find them. Moreover, our bed-bug dogs are trained to sniff out not just live bed bugs, but their eggs as well.
Our Dogs Save Time and Money
Rather than wait until you see a rash on your skin or tiny specks of blood on your sheets, why not contact our nearby exterminator and have our highly trained canines confirm whether bed bugs are lurking in your home? Our canine-supported professional pest control approach saves you time and money by getting ahead of the problem. Contact us today and see the difference our dogs can make in your home.