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Delaware Bed Bug Dog Inspections and Bed Bug Control

Action Termite and Pest Control’s Bed Bug Control Experts have been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Forbes, Fox Philly and many more media outlets!

Action Termite and Pest Control has developed a highly effective Bed Bug Preventative Program that consists of quarterly chemical treatments and a bi-annual bed bug dog inspections.  This program is ideal for multi-unit facilities, such as, apartment buildings, hotels, nursing homes, etc.

Action Termite and Pest Control is a nationally recognized leader in Bed Bug Control.  Action has been featured on Animal Planet, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Early Show, FORBES, the Los Angeles Times and many more media outlets for our excellence in bed bug control and canine inspecitons.

Action provides service in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Q:  Where do bed bugs hide?

A:  Bed bugs particularly like to hide in wood and fabric.  They hide in cracks and crevices, narrow spaces and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest such as: beds and bed frames, nightstands, dressers, desks, recliners and sofas.  Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in window and door casings, and other hiding places further from the bed including items attached to walls and ceilings, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and the upholstery of furniture.  Bed Bugs can be tough to eliminate.

Q:  What is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs?

A:  When researching the most effective way to combat bed bugs, it is easy to see that everyone seems to have a different approach.  Nevertheless, the most effective bed bug control always seems to have several things in common;   the use of bed bug dogs to properly detect an infestation, the application of steam to ensure the killing of the bed bug’s egg stage, the proper application of chemicals in a variety of forms (fogging, dusting, and crack and crevice,) and perhaps the most important step is the preparations made by tenants prior to treatment.

The Effective Use of Bed Bug Dogs 

There is no absolute method in the detection of Bed Bugs to date.  The closest to an absolute can be found in the recent arrival of the bed bug inspection dogs . . . At a detection accuracy rate of 98%.   Bed Bug Dogs can inspect an average one bed room apartment in about 2 minutes.  Fast and Accurate, Bed Bug Dogs help save property managers money, by only having to treat units that have been inspected and found to have an infestation.  In the past, pest control companies would require the units adjacent and the units above and below the effected units.  That means for every one unit that has bed bugs, property managers were paying for 4 additional treatments.

Bed Bug Dogs have been trained by the best in the field to be hard workers and friend to man.  Nevertheless, a truly effective Bed Bug Dog must be trained daily, kept active and healthy, and be constantly aware of his/her objectives.

Bed Bug Dogs are not pets, they are an invaluable part of a bed bug control strategy, and as such are treated with the love and respect they deserve. Amazingly, they seem unerringly eager to do their jobs, finding an obvious sense of gratification in what they do, all the while needing only the praise and love of the handlers to fuel them forward.

Bed Bug Control and Canine Team Inspections

 Q:  What does a bed bug treatment consist of?

A:  Bed Bug Treatment – When an apartment, home, or office  is listed for treatment, Action will then perform an intensive treatment to each room that bed bugs have been found in by the bed bug dog inspection.  The treatment will consist of fogging then a residual spray to all cracks and crevices.  Dusting may be performed to wall voids as well as pipe and electrical areas that lead from room to room.  Steam treatments will be performed to the mattresses and furniture.  Steaming kills all stages of bed bugs including the egg stage.  After the steaming a residual pesticide will be used in these areas.

Before and after the treatment, the tenants must do a thorough vacuuming to the entire room.  Once the rooms are vacuumed all vacuum bags must be thrown out immediately.


Common Bed Bug Myths


Myth: Bed bugs live in dirty places.

Reality: Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt and grime; they are attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide. However, clutter offers more hiding spots.


Myth: Bed bugs transmit diseases.

Reality: There are no cases that indicate bed bugs pass diseases from one host to another. Lab tests have shown that it is unlikely that the insect is capable of infecting its host.


Myth: Bed bugs won’t come out if the room is brightly lit.

Reality: While bed bugs prefer darkness, keeping the light on at night won’t deter these pests from biting you.


Myth: Pesticide applications alone will easily eliminate bed bug infestations.

Reality: Bed bug control can only be maintained through a comprehensive treatment strategy that incorporates a variety of techniques and vigilant monitoring. Proper use of pesticides may be one component of the strategy, but will not eliminate bed bugs alone. In addition, bed bugs populations in different geographic areas of the country have developed resistance to many pesticidal modes of action. If you’re dealing with a resistant population, some products and application methods may only serve to make the problem worse. It is a good idea to consult a qualified pest management professional (PMP) if you have bed bugs in your home.

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