Commercial Bed Bug FAQ
Now providing commercial bed bug control in Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside & East LA Counties!
What are bed bugs?
Bedbugs are becoming a problem again for businesses in the hospitality industry. With world travel at an all time high, bedbugs are known to hitch a ride in their hosts baggage or clothing. This can mean a loss in business and even damaged reputations.`
Southland Pest Control offers discreet and reliable service to businesses and hotels.
Southland Pest Control utilizes bedbug sniffing dogs to help find and control bedbug problems. This is because dogs provide the fastest, most accurate bed bug detection. Although dogs have been used for years to detect bombs and illegal substances, it is only recently that man’s best friend has become the latest weapon in the war on bed bugs. Dogs are extremely good at discriminating minute amounts of target scents even in the presence of high concentrations of non-target smells. A dog’s nose is so sensitive it can detect just a few target scent molecules from trillions of background odor molecules. This is over a million times more sensitive than any human being. Southland Pest Control’s certified bedbug dogs are the fastest, most reliable way to diagnose a bed bug infestation available today.
Traditional bed bug detection methods are time consuming, labor intensive, and error prone. If clients can’t be certain of the exact locations of their bed bug infections, they often discard furniture and belongings and treat their entire structure just to be safe. Because bed bug detection dogs can search an average room in less than 2 minutes with over 95% accuracy, property disposal and over-treatment costs will be reduced.
Research supports that if a dog alerts, there is a high statistical probability that bed bugs are present. The accuracy of a human technician finding a bed bug infestation is approximately 30%. That leaves a 70% chance that a "clean room" is actually infested. If the dog does not alert you’ll know with greater certainty that you are bed bug free. A canine is the most accurate method of detecting bed bugs available today.
Southland Pest control understands the importance of discretion when servicing businesses in the hospitality industry. We will work with you to find an appropriate time to treat your property and with the help of the bedbug dogs, our technicians are able to be quick and thorough. Heat and chemical treatments are available for commercial services. Call today for more information about our commercial bed bug service.
After the initial inspection and treatment, Southland Pest Control will return to your office or hotel within 3-7 days to inspect with our service dog. If the dog alerts to the presence of bedbugs, a free re-treatment of the affected areas will be performed until the problem has been controlled.