What about Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is the species most adapted to living with humans. It has done so since ancient times. Bed bugs are mentioned in medieval European texts and in classical Greek writings back to the time of Aristotle. Other bed bug species prefer to feed on wild hosts, especially bats and birds.

Perfection K9 Services team is available to inspect with “ScentsAbility” any structure with possible bed bugs. Accessible and inaccessible areas are inspected with speed and accuracy. Should our K9 team produce an alert, our handlers are trained to provide visual verification. If no visual verification can be made, we will provide clear understanding of the process and alerts. We work closely with your pest management company (if requested) to identify bed bug problems and solutions. If our K9 team reports no alerts, you can be significantly assured that no bed bugs or viable eggs are present at the time of our inspection. (Not a guarantee of the absence of bed bugs or viable eggs).
Ability of Bed Bug-Detecting Canines to Locate Live Bed Bugs and
Viable Bed Bug Eggs University of Florida Department of Entomology
ABSTRACT The bed bug, Cimex lectularius L., like other bed bug species, is difficult to visually locate because it is cryptic. Detector dogs are useful for locating bed bugs because they use olfaction rather than vision. Dogs were trained to detect the bed bug (as few as one adult male or female) and viable bed bug eggs (five, collected 5-6 days after feeding) by using a modified food and verbal reward system. Their efficacy was tested with bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs placed in vented polyvinyl chloride containers. Dogs were able to discriminate bed bugs from Camponotus floridanus Buckley, Blattella germanica (L.), and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar), with a 97.5% positive indication rate (correct indication of bed bugs when present) and 0% false positives (incorrect indication of bed bugs when not present). Dogs also were able to discriminate live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs from dead bed bugs, cast skins, and feces, with a 95% positive indication rate and a 3% false positive rate on bed bug feces. In a controlled experiment in hotel rooms, dogs were 98% accurate in locating live bed bugs. A pseudoscent prepared from pentane extraction of bed bugs was recognized by trained dogs as bed bug scent (100% indication). The pseudoscent could be used to facilitate detector dog training and quality assurance programs. If trained properly, dogs can be used effectively to locate live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs.

Bed Bug Treatment in Cincinnati and N. Kentucky

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