Bed bug detecting dogs have proven to be the most effective method of finding bed bugs during a bed bug inspection. Our canine bed bug detection team has an almost perfect success rate when it comes to detecting bed bugs in your home. 99% of the time, if you have bed bugs in your home, they will locate them. In comparison, a human technician has approximately a 35% success rate.
Since bed bugs prefer to remain hidden when they are not feeding, sometimes even the best trained human technicians are unable to spot visible signs of bed bugs. In cases where our human bed bug inspection team is unable to visually verify the presence of bed bugs, bed bug detecting dogs have no such trouble. Like canines that sniff out explosives or illegal substances, our dogs are trained to locate bed bugs by their distinct scent. So, even if bed bugs are hidden behind baseboards, under carpets, or in walls, our bed bug extermination team will find them.
In areas infested with large quantities bed bugs, there can be a slightly sweet, musty scent than even humans can smell. Some people claim it smells similar to raspberries. Others say it smells more like mold. This scent is usually only detected by humans in extreme cases where many of the pests are present. However, dogs have a sense of smell that is many times stronger than a human’s. Some breeds of dogs, such as bloodhounds, have olfactory senses that can be up to 100 million times more sensitive than a human’s. This is what makes it possible for them to detect bed bugs, even in small quantities.
In some tests, bed bug detecting dogs have been able to locate the scent of even a single bed bug. Due to their extreme sensitivity to even minor bed bug scents, trained bed bug detecting dogs are have an extremely high success rate when it comes to sniffing out pests that are otherwise remain unfound during a routine visual inspection.
If you’re worried that bed bugs may have found their way in to your home, schedule a bed bug inspection with Magical Pest Control and we’ll dispatch a bed bug inspection team, consisting of both humans and canines. They will detect any bed bugs lingering in your home or business, no matter how large or small the infestation. If bed bugs are located, we will work with you to devise an appropriate bed bug extermination treatment.
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