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When should you contact Carolina Bed Bug Dog?

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  •   Do you or a family member have unexplained, itchy bites?
  •   Do you notice dark spots or stains on your bedding or walls near bedding?
  •   Do you know what to look for when you travel?
  •   Do you have family members staying in college dorms?
  •   Do your employees travel?
  •   Do you work in the hospitality industry?
  •   Do you work in social services?
  •   Do you know how to pack/unpack, what to do in order to avoid bringing bed bugs home?
  •  Do you know that some canines are trained to sniff out bed bugs because the bed bugs are difficult to locate?
  •  Do you know what treatment methods are available for bed bugs?
  •  Do you work with the public?
  •  Do you ride public transportation?
  •  Have you purchased any second-hand clothing or furniture recently?
  • Are you a property manager?
  • Do you live in a multi-family dwelling?
  • Do you live/work in North Carolina,  South Carolina, or Virginia?

The questions noted above can lead you to a decision to call Carolina Bed Bug Dog for assistance.  Being proactive with regard to bed bug management is the safest way to avoid problems that arise with these pests.

We look forward to working with you on all aspects of bed bug management. We work to provide discreet, accurate bed bug management protocol via safe and effective IPM methods.

The best scenario is to locate bed bugs where they hide. Where there is one, there are usually more. Our K-9 scent teams are specifically trained for bed bug scent detection, and are WDDO certified.  We train daily and attend continuing education courses and scent team training multiple times per year in order to provide great customer service.

Here is a summary of what Carolina Bed Bug offers clients:

  1. One-time discovery K-9  inspections
  2. Post-treatment  inspections
  3. Monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual bed bug management programs
  4. Government building K-9 bed bug inspections
  5. Scheduling Flexibility
  6. Safe and environmentally friendly solutions
  7. Discreet service-we do not have signage on vehicles.  The reason for this is that we want you to feel assured about confidentiality
  8. Bed bug pre-remediation prep services
  9. Client education about bed bug habits, how to pack/unpack to avoid bed bug infestation
  10.  Commercial and residential K-9 inspections



Carolina Bed Bug Dog..the solution

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Check out  our new video.  We now work in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.   Carolina Bed Bug Dog..the solution

How a Leafy Folk Remedy Stopped Bed Bugs

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Generations of Eastern European housewives doing battle against bedbugs spread bean leaves around the floor of an infested room at night. In the morning, the leaves would be covered with bedbugs that had somehow been trapped there. The leaves, and the pests, were collected and burned — by the pound, in extreme infestations. See full story:

Hire a Bed Bug Detection Canine Team

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Zillow for Pros blog had a great article by AUTHOR:SARAH GABOT below:
Experiencing bed bugs infestations can be a nightmare. The apartment has to go through a series of treatments, residents are displaced, and belongings are destroyed—it’s a nightmare. Unfortunately, treatments aren’t always 100 percent. Sometimes, the little critters stick around and quickly flourish again.

How do you know if your treatments were successful? It can be difficult to tell. To be able to quickly determine if all the bed bugs were killed, consider using a bed bug detection dog.

More than just man’s best friend.

Dogs, as you might already know, have been used in other fields such as law enforcement. They’re great at sniffing out items, people, or creatures that the human nose or eyes cannot detect.

How do they work?

Using a canine’s acute sense of smell, trained bed bug detection dogs are able to find bed bugs at a high rate of accuracy. These dogs are trained anywhere from a few months to years. Once the dogs are fully trained, trainers continually maintain the dogs with regular practices. When the dogs are actually put to work, there are usually two dogs used, making the search faster and more effective.

If traces of bed bugs exist, then residents are able to quickly take measures to stop the infestation before it gets worse. After bed bugs are detected, the treatment could be confined to the infested area only, preventing excessive spraying.

Where are they being used?

Bed bug infestation dogs are becoming increasingly popular these days. Not only are they being used in residential homes and apartments, but they’re also used in other places with high volumes of people going in and out such as hotels, hostels, and airlines.

What are the caveats?

One of the major criticisms of using bed bug detecting dogs is that that the dogs aren’t 100 percent accurate all the time. Various companies make claims of having high accuracy rates, ranging from 90 to 98 percent.

Low accuracy could be a result of poor dog training or a poor handler. Additionally, dogs may give false positives because they find traces of bed bugs scents on clothes or from another neighboring apartment. However, if you’re looking for a quick, chemical-free method of detecting bed bugs, consider hiring a certified bed bug sniffing dog.

Tips for being green at home.

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 Tips for being green at home.

Non-chemical ways to prevent and treat bed bug infestations

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Bed bugs are an emerging problem here in the South and one that we are hearing about more and more often here in the Carolinas. read more