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Why are bed bugs so hard to find?
Bed bug dogs are a new, green approach in bed bug detection. Too often, chemicals are overused in an attempt to treat areas because they are unaware of the origin of the infestation. Dogs detect the exact location of an infestation with confidence, allowing for specific and effective treatment that cuts back on the use of pesticides. Bed bug dogs can find bed bugs in small concentrated areas, and difficult-to-access wall voids, crevices and furniture.
Bed bugs are hard to eliminate.
They can lay dormant for months without a blood meal. A female bed bug may lay up to 5 eggs a day and up to 500 eggs per year .She will continues to lay eggs throughout her lifetime. As their population increases, they are forced spread out and travel to find food, making them more difficult to locate.
Legal actions against hotel and property owners are becoming more prevalent.
Here is a news clip of a lady from Tampa, Florida that is suing an Orlando hotel, claiming she suffered dozens of bed bug bites when she stayed there in 2006.
Video: Kimberly DeRoche says the bedbug bites left her with approximately 35 permanent scars on her body.
Why use a dog?
Detection dogs are the only inspection tool that can detect and pin point the source of hidden bed bugs. Dogs have been used for years by military and law enforcement to accurately detect bombs and drugs.
In Europe dogs have been used to detect mold for over 20 years. If a detection dog "alerts" to a particular location (this is shown by the dog sitting), there is a high statistical probability the dog has found bed bugs. The handler will inspect these areas to confirm the dogs findings. If the dog does not alert, you can know with greater certainty that your home or business is safe from bed bugs.