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Bed Bug Inspection Methods
Our bed bug inspection options are customized to each client’s specific needs – business and homeowner alike. There are many things to consider such as the layout of the area to be inspected, the severity of the problem, the number of rooms impacted, and the size of these rooms. One of our special services specialists at Wil-Kil can help you decide what the best fit is for your situation.
Bed Bug Technician Inspection
Wil-Kil’s technician will thoroughly inspect your property for bed bugs. Our inspection will look at areas like headboards, mattresses and bedding, nightstands and even living room furniture for bed bug signs like dark spots and the actual presence of a bed bug. It is necessary that a licensed professional do this type of inspection, as they are trained to distinguish between a bed bug or other type of pest. They will also know of and search the areas most commonly infested by bed bugs, which may not be information he average person has. This is the ideal inspection method for single-family homes or hotels and apartments where only a few rooms need to be searched.
Wil-Kil was the first pest control company in the upper Midwest to offer bed bug canine inspections. Our team of canines are certified on an annual basis by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA). Our dogs (Bull, Daisy and Jack) use their keen sense of smell to detect live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. Wil-Kil’s canine teams can find the bed bugs within minutes, making the inspection more accurate and cost-effective compared to traditional detection methods.
To ensure the safety of our canines, we have inspection preparation guidelines that must be followed, some of those rules include:
- No pesticide usage 30 days before inspection.
- Notify your service team of any suspicion of fleas.
- Remove any pest control products (mouse/rodent bait, glue boards, snap traps, etc.).
- Refrain from using household cleaners at least 3 hours before inspection.
- Remove all other pets for the duration of the inspection, and relocate pet food dishes, litter boxes and toys.
- Extinguish smoking materials or candles three hours prior to inspection.
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The Quick Facts on Bed Bug Inspections
- Bed bugs are hard to find, which is why Wil-Kil has a special services team dedicated to the education, inspection and elimination of bed bugs.
- Canine inspections help technicians locate infested areas quickly and save time because there is generally no need to remove furniture, bedding, carpets and other infested items.
- A canine’s nose is more adept at detecting bed bugs than a human’s eyes, which is why they are so fast at detection.
- Dogs are trained to only identify live bed bugs and viable eggs.
- Bed bugs can live in cracks, crevices, electrical outlets, wall voids, wallpaper, baseboards, picture frames, mattresses, box springs, headboards, upholstered furniture and more.
- Bed bugs are brown to reddish-brown insects that resemble an apple seed are about ¼ of an inch when full grown. After a blood meal, they can appear round and tick-like.
- Bed bug eggs and immature bed bugs are hard to see and require a certified technician or canine team to effectively locate them.
Ready for your first inspection? Contact us today!
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