Across the country, bedbugs are becoming a more common problem for homeowners. As these problems increase, it is important to develop our methods of combatting them, which is why we are now using sniffer dogs to help detect bedbug infestations.
Using dogs to tackle bedbug infestations is a relatively new process but it has proved to be exceedingly effective. A sniffing dog can easily pick up the natural scent that these pests emit and can find infestations much quicker than a human technician.
This innovative method can be essential to discovering and eradicating bedbug infestations, especially in larger establishments, such as schools, hotels and universities.
How does it work:
Bedbugs can be difficult to locate by sight, as they tend to hide in cracks and crevices and eggs and nymphs can sometimes be too small to spot with the naked eye. This is why sniffer dogs, which locate by sense of smell, can be indispensable when battling an infestation.
By following the scent of the bedbugs, dogs can often find them in the early stages of their infestation, and can target their exact location. Once the bedbugs have been found, a technician will take a note of the infested area, so the bugs can be eradicated at a later date.
- Stop the infestation early – Dogs can find bugs where humans can’t see them, so it is easy to catch the bugs before they begin to multiply
- More accurate –The sniffer dogs can find the exact location of the bedbugs, whereas humans can only stop the bedbugs where they can see them.
- Less intrusive – When human technicians look for bedbugs, they often have to move a lot of furniture and lift up mattresses and beds. Sniffer dogs, on the other hand, can simply sniff the bugs out, which naturally creates much less disturbance.
For leading pest control services in your area, qualified by BPCA/RSPH, call JG Pest Control now, on 0333 136 0100
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs from Your Business or Home
For leading bedbug eradication services which employ sniffer dogs throughout the UK, from a company qualified by BPCA/RSPH, call JG Pest Control now on 0333 136 0100 .