Des Moines Bed Bug Detection

Why Our Bed Bug Radar is the Best

February 21, 2014

You never know until it is too late. Completely undetected, bed bugs can sneak into luggage, latch onto clothing, hide in the cracks of a mattress or couch and enter the safety of your home to cause a nightmare for you and your family. Bed bugs may always be one step ahead, but you can be one step above to stop an infestation at the first sign.


Bed bugs usually hide out during the day and then come out at night while you are asleep to feed on blood. The bites are painless, which is why you won't wake up from being bitten. However, if you wake up in the morning with itchy red spots, then be aware that you could possibly have bed bugs in your home. Other signs of a bed bug infestation include small blood stains on your bed, dark spots of droppings, egg shells or a lingering pungent, musty odor from the scent glands of the bed bugs. Several treatment options are available, but the first step is being able to find where the bed bugs are hiding.


Although there are several options to detect for bed bugs, canine bed bug inspection is one of the most accurate. With approximately 225 million scent receptors, beagles are known for their acute and trusted sense of smell. A beagle's sense of smell is so superior that it can even detect smells that are too faint for scientific equipment. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture has a team of beagles, called the Beagle Brigade, whose job is to inspect luggage at airports to find prohibited agricultural products from entering the U.S., averaging 75,000 seized items per year. Beagles also have happy, outgoing and loving dispositions that make them the perfect scent dogs in airports for people who have a fear of dogs.


And that is why our bed bug radar is the best. Meet our beagle, Radar! Radar is the star of our Preferred Pest Control team for bed bug detection. He attended J&K Academy where he received training from the leading experts in the nation for scent detection canine training. He is also certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA), a nationally recognized organization that ensures the highest quality standards in canine scent detection are maintained. With an accuracy rate of up to 95 percent, no bed bug escapes the nose of Radar. Other benefits of a Radar bed bug inspection include lower costs with more accurate and less time-consuming bed bug detection searches and the most reliable bed bug inspections of even low-level infestations to minimize it spreading to other areas.


Whether it is an apartment, school, hotel or even a vehicle, Radar can smell it all. If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home, school or business, don't wait until it's too late. Contact us at Preferred Pest Control today, and we'll put it on our Radar to help you have peace of mind.