1. The Most Effective Way to Detect Bed Bugs

JANUARY 28 2022 /

The Most Effective Way to Detect Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are extremely hard to detect by the human eye because they are so tiny and evasive. They tend to be nocturnal and very clever at hiding, making them nearly invisible.

They do not leave behind many signs of their existence except shed exoskeletons and very small blood or feces marks.

Not only that, but it is hard to discover all the areas where bed bugs are hiding because they are not just limited to bedding! Some places bed bugs can be found include:

  • Clothing
  • Curtains
  • Luggage
  • Carpets
  • Night Stands
  • Behind Pictures
  • Inside Furniture


If a bed bug infestation is left for too long, people inside the home or business may start experiencing small bites that may be itchy or become irritated.


How To Detect Bed Bugs

If you want to know if your home or business has bed bugs, calling a professional pest control technician like American Pest, is the best way to find and eliminate bed bugs.

The most effective way to detect bed bugs is with a pest control company that uses exclusively trained K-9 units.

Even better, these K-9 units complete the bed bug inspection process with little or no disruption to a home or workplace environment.


How Our K-9 Detection Works

Professionally trained K-9 units can more accurately detect any adult bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs than a traditional inspection done by human detection.

#1 The K-9 unit is led by a handler and the dogs use their keen sense of smell. They are trained to detect the odor of the live bed bugs and eggs in a home or place of business in a matter of minutes in comparison to the hours it may take traditionally.

#2 The dogs will alert their handler to the specific areas where bed bugs are detected and the locations will be accurately documented and then re-evaluated by pest professionals.

#3 A treatment plan can then be implemented after careful inspection of those specific areas. The pest professionals will then completely eliminate the bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs, making the process extremely quick and effective.

Here at American Pest, you can rely on our K-9 detection and bed bug elimination services residentially and commercially in the areas of Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland, including the areas around the Washington and Baltimore Beltways. 

Give us a call today to learn how we can help you to manage all of your pest control problems.