Bed bug dogs – What kind of dogs are they?

Pest control and management is a service that is used in many homes, offices, schools as well as many other commercial buildings. Several pest control services have different ways of eradicating pests depending on the particular pest that are found in the property and the extent to which the pests have dominated the home.

The most common pests that are found in properties these days are bed bugs and termites. Bed bugs were eradicated in the United States in the mid centuries but are said to be back through the increase in global travel. Since time immemorial bed bugs have been the hardest pests to get rid of because of their resistance to the chemicals used to eradicate them. The various ways that bed bugs are have been eradicated include the use of insecticides that are very toxic that is done repeatedly so that the bed bugs are completely gotten rid of. Unfortunately, because of the repetitive nature of this procedure it has proven to be costly and not very popular with many home owners or commercial property owners.
Alternatives that have also been introduced include the use of heat to kill bed bugs. This can be through the use of steam and thermal heating which has proven to be an effective way of eradicating bed bugs wherever they may be hiding.

In the recent years there has been a new trend of using bed bug dogs to sniff out bed bugs that might hide in places that the traditional methods of pest eradication cannot reach them. Bed bug dogs are well trained dogs that can detect the presence of bed bugs or their eggs in a room with a ninety six percent accuracy. They do this by sniffing out the scent of the bed bugs in whatever place they may be hiding or even breeding and then alert the pest control technician when they locate bed bugs.

Several pest control management companies now offer services in bed bug eradication that include the use of a bed bug dog. The dog is often brought into the room to check if all the bed bugs have been eradicated after a thorough inspection and cleaning has been done. Furthermore, there are companies that train dogs to be certified bed bug detecting dogs with training that costs approximately six hundred to one thousand hours. After the training the dogs can either be owned by an individual for personal use or by a company that is involved in pest management control.