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How Does Your Exterminator Check For Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are responsible for the most complex insect infestations. Why are bed bug infestations so complex? They are so complex because two colonies are involved. A satellite colony that is divided from the main colony is stationed inside the home. Unlike an ant satellite colony, the bed bug satellite colony does not collect food and take it back to the main colony. Another difference between the ant and bed bug is the latter does not build nests, making them much more difficult to detect. Their small size and nocturnal behavior make them extremely difficult to detect as well. Knowing the common hiding places will definitely play in your favor during a bed bug inspection. Exterminators start with the common hiding places and go from there to other suspicious areas. When bed bugs are undetectable, we call in the experts. Who are the bed bug experts? No other than bed bug sniffing dogs. These animals have been trained to sniff out bed bugs utilizing their powerful scent. The canine has hundreds of thousands of olfactory receptors, many more than the human. Our exterminators utilize flashlights in low-light conditions. Flashlights are also utilized to identify live bed bugs, bed bug eggs, and bed bug larvae. Bed bug eggs and larvae are the most difficult to detect and identify because they are translucent. If you need assistance finding bed bugs in your home, we suggest being on the lookout for the signs of an infestation. These include spots of dried blood, fecal matter, exoskeletons, and bites. A bed bug bite generally results in a mild allergic reaction – pinpoint-sized red spot, swelling, itching, and sometimes a pustule. Our exterminators are always on standby to help Boston residents dealing with bed bug infestations. Our visual pest inspections are available for no charge. We also offer free consultations and quotes by appointment only.

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