How Does Your Exterminator Check For Bed Bugs?

Bed bug infestations are some of the most difficult pest problems Santa Monica consumers face on a daily basis. Whether it is a bed bug, cockroach, or termite, they are insect problems all the same. Early detection is key to a successful bed bug extermination. It is unfortunate, the bed bug is no larger than 7 millimeters in length because it makes visual detection nearly impossible. This is especially true for inexperienced victims. Public awareness campaigns have gone a long way in ensuring American residents and businesses are familiar with bed bugs. But, this is still just the beginning of tackling a bed bug infestation. Before you can implement a pest control strategy, you need to determine if your home is genuinely infested with these tiny insects. How is this possible? Find the answer to this question and much more in the content provided below.

Initiate A Visual Inspection

The best way to detect bed bugs, if there are any bed bugs sharing your home is through a visual inspection. Our exterminators utilize their pest control skills, knowledge, and experience to inspect potentially infested homes. Keeping this in mind, ask yourself where would bed bugs be hiding if my home was infested. The answer should be the host’s bedroom. Bed bugs need blood meals to survive. The bed bug nymph must ingest five blood meals before full maturity. The mature bed bug needs at least one blood meal every five to 10 days. When a human or animal host, with the latter being the more preferred, is readily available, the mature bed bug may opt to feed daily. Being familiar with this schedule will go a long way in ensuring you have a successful bed bug inspection. The inspection should be initiated in the host’s bedroom because bed bugs do not stir too far from their hosts.

Bed Bug Sniffing-Canines

When our exterminators are unsuccessful in locating bed bugs in a potentially infested home, we call in the experts. The bed bug experts are no other than fully trained canines. Our canines utilize their powerful scent to detect bed bugs in hard-to-reach hiding places. The canine’s nose has hundreds of millions of olfactory or scent receptors The canines olfactory receptors are believed to be around 300 million while the human has between 10 and 20 million. Contact our Santa Monica office to schedule your free bed bug inspection. Do not delay because early detection is key to an affordable pest control strategy.

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