Did you see a dead bed bug in your house and is now concerned about having an infestation? You can hire an exterminator to perform a canine scent detection inspection to find out if there are bed bugs hiding in your home. In this article, learn how a canine dog can be used to determine if your home is infested with bed bugs and how the problem can be treated
How are Canines Helpful with Detecting Where Bed Bugs?
Canines are helpful in a bed bug inspection because they can find bed bugs without any of your furniture being moved. For instance, an exterminator would have to move furniture to manually look for bed bugs when a canine is not used.
The dogs are able to find bed bugs that are hiding in the box spring of your bed, in dressers filled with clothing and basically anywhere else that the pests may be hiding.
Another helpful thing about a canine scent detection inspection is that the dogs can determine if you have an active infestation or one that is old. For instance, some of the canines are only trained to respond when they can smell live bed bugs in your home. They will not respond if the only thing in your home is bed bugs carcasses, feces or empty egg shells.
How Can Bed Bugs Be Exterminated After They are Located?
You can hire an exterminator to spray your home with a pesticide to get rid of bed bugs. However, it is possible that he or she will have to treat your home multiple times if you have a large infestation of bed bugs. Before an exterminator treats your house, it is a good idea to make sure your home is cleaned in advance to make the process easier and more efficient.
The canine scent detection inspection will cost an average of up to $600. You can expect to pay up to $900 for each room that is treated after the inspection is done. The overall cost to treat your home will depend on the level of infestation and how many times your home must be treated.
If you only saw one dead bed bug, it does not mean that there are others in your home. However, it is a good idea to get your home inspected and treated just in case there are other bed bugs. Contact an exterminator so he or she can perform a canine scent detection inspection and get to the root of the bed bug problem!
To learn more, contact a company like Rice's Inc Termite & Pest Control.