HUNTER DETECTION SERVICES,
Referring to the BED BUG BIOLOGY AND
BEHAVIOR TRAITS page of this website, we know that bed
bug adults are almost 1⁄4” long and paper thin enabling
them to hide in literally any place that they can wedge their
paper-thin bodies into. The nymph is a miniature replica of the
adult but almost colorless and microscopic when first hatched.
The bed bug egg is the size of a pin head. Bed bugs prefer the
cover of darkness thus are hard to detect during daylight hours
and can be scattered 100 feet away from their normal feeding place
– the bed.
Ascertaining the presence or absence of live bed
bugs requires a thorough, labor-intensive inspection and presents
a challenge to even the most highly trained pest control professional
taking several hours to complete. To inspect properly, furniture
may need to be dismantled, carpets untacked and padding lifted,
molding pulled away from the wall, the gauze fabric underlying
the mattress box springs removed, secured-to-the-wall headboards
removed, etc. This process, if performed by a licensed pest control
technician, should take several costly hours of extensive inspection.
Even then a live bed bug could be hiding in clothing, clocks,
computers including laptops, telephones and cell phones, smoke
detectors, televisions and other electronics. If there is a hole
or tiny tear in the fabric of a mattress, sofa, chair, or in the
lining of draperies, the live bed bug and/or egg may be hidden
inside out of view.
Now that we have established that the biggest most
labor-intensive problem is locating the live bed bugs, lets take
a look at dogs. K-9’s have a sense of smell similar to a
photogenic perception, hundreds of times more acute than that
of humans. A scientifically trained and certified bed bug detection
dog can sense the presence or lack of live bed bugs in a room
within a matter of minutes. One certified K-9 bed bug detection
service can put your mind at ease and certify a live bed bug free
home, hotel, motel, dormitory, nursing home, business, etc. Or
the K-9 can detect a live bed bug/egg source pinpointing
the area needing treatment thereby possibly eliminating the need
to treat the entire premises.
In a nutshell, a certified K-9
bed bug detector is more accurate than a human inspector and can
inspect in a fraction of the time without disrupting the property!