Types of Bugs Commonly Mistaken for Bed Bugs

March 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

Differentiating Bugs Be it ants or bedbugs, an infestation of bugs happen to every home at one point or another. Usually you can tell the types of bugs apart in order to effectively rid your home of these unwanted guests. The top three bugs that are normally mistaken for bed bugs are; newly hatched cockroaches, wood ticks, and carpet beetles. It is a common confuse these bugs upon first glimpse as their structure is very similar. The color of a bed bug is dark brow or reddish brown, flat and somewhat round, all qualities these bugs share. Bed Bug Dogs in Brooklyn An infestation of any kind should be dealt with the sooner the better. Detect your bed bug infestation as soon as you can by hiring an inspector at First Response Bed Bug Dogs. Our K-9 inspection are trained to detect a bed bug infestation anywhere in your home. TO schedule an appointment, contact us at (888)313-7875.

Hotel checkout: How not to bring home bedbugs

January 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

Hotel bedbugs You may bring home all the toiletries and maybe even a robe from a hotel stay but don’t bring home bedbugs. Bedbugs are most commonly brought into your home after a stay at a hotel. Here are a few ways you can avoid checking out without those pesky bugs. Checking in It is good practice to inspect your room before you settle in. This is what you should do before winding down with some room service. Bathroom- Bedbugs are least likely to be found in the bathroom. When entering your room, store your luggage in the bathroom while you conduct your inspection. Inspect bed/room- Check the bed by pulling back the linens and checking for black dots or dried blood spots on and around the mattress. After you’re done with that check areas surrounding the bed and working your way outwards. If you find signs of bedbugs, request a new room. Luggage- Do not place your luggage onRead More

What Do Trainers Look for in a Potential Bed Bug Detection Dog?

October 20, 2014 at 6:14 am

Hunting breeds. A good trainer can train any breed of dog, but one of the best bed bug detectors are hunters like labs, border collies, beagles and other combinations of this breed. Good characteristics. It’s easier if the dog is eager to learn, intelligent, energetic, and most importantly, friendly. Age. The best time to train a dog to detect bed bugs is from 10 months to 3 years of age, plus, that means they can work for almost a decade if they start that young! Interested in using a dog to figure out if you have bed bugs? Contact us today!

Top Things Dogs are Trained to Sniff

August 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

  Dogs have some of the strongest noses in the animal kingdom Historically, the nose of a dog is known to be up to 100 million times more sensitive than a human’s. Because of this, many are trained to detect a number of items for a number of reasons. Here are a few of the more interesting ones. Cancer Yes, you read it correctly. According to some studies, dogs have been known to sniff out cancer. They detect very low concentrations of alkanes and aromatic compounds generated by tumors. However this is still a preliminary claim and a very primitive form of cancer screening. Drugs Dogs are trained to associate drugs with a game of tug-of-war. They are normally attracted to a drug’s smell because it is often abnormal to a room’s overall fragrance. By incorporating it into a game, dogs effectively sniff out drugs for law enforcement agencies and military personnel year after year. Bedbugs With enhanced focus onRead More

Early Bed Bug Detection – Why It’s Important

January 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Worried that you might have bed bugs in the New York, New Jersey area? Early detection is critical! In small numbers, bed bugs are very hard to detect. It’s their small size and their ability to hide in inconspicuous areas that makes visual inspections ineffective. In many situations, there are simply not enough bed bugs present to find them with a visual inspection. Normally, even a visual inspection from a professional exterminator fails because of various reasons. A canine has a very powerful scent capability. The canine’s scent is so powerful that it’s capable of discovering a bed bug infestation while it’s in its earliest stage.Early detection of bed bugs is important because it will prevent the problem from going undetected and worsening. Where Does The Canine Look For Evidence Of A Bed Bug Infestation? Our canine and his handler will inspect your entire area. There are a few areas that are of particular concern: mattresses, bed headboards, bed frames,Read More

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