How do Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Work?

Bed bug sniffing dog.

Do you suspect that you have a bed bug problem? This might just be exactly what you are looking for. This video from the University of Nebraska Lincoln does a great job of explaining exactly how a bed bug sniffing dog works.

Bed Bug Information for Homeowners and Tenants

The way our homes are configured, owned, and organized varies across cultures and social groups but we all have in common the fact that we live in a home and our homes are primary targets for bed bug infestations. Bed bugs like to live close to their human hosts and are well adapted to surviving in our homes. While hiring a pest management professional to control a bed bug infestation is usually the best recommendation, it can be very expensive.

Bed Bug Information in Hmong

Hmong communities, just like any other community, can be severely affected by bed bugs. Here we have collected some information available in the Hmong language, including instruction videos and task sheets on controlling bed bugs at home, preventing bed bugs, working with pest management professionals and other helpful topics.

Just like any other pest, the best form of pest control is prevention. Check out this fact sheet “How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Entering your HomeTxoj kev

Integrated Pest Management for Bed Bugs

Bed bug.

Bed bugs were a common problem throughout the U.S. prior to WWII. However, with the discovery and use of the insecticides DDT and Malathion, bed bugs were virtually eliminated throughout the world. Over the past decade, bed bug populations have made a strong resurgence. This population boom is partially attributed to resistance to commonly used insecticides as well as a major increase in world travel. Bed bugs are one of the best hitch-hikers of the insect world. They commonly climb

How to Bug Proof Your Home from Bed Bugs

Blood filled bed bug on human skin.

Introduction

A single bed bug on human skin.

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, rodents and other animals. These insects are capable of transmitting certain disease causing organisms. They also inject saliva during feeding which can produce large itchy swellings on the skin, and these areas may become infected when scratched. In addition, bed bugs have stink glands that create odors and they also leave fecal spots on bed sheets.

Prevention

  1. Launder all bedding routinely (even comforters and