Bed Bug Inspection

Bed bug inspection from sniffer dog

There are two critical steps in bed bug control in Charlotte NC and both relate to K-9 bed bug Inspection:

1. Proper identification of the insect

2. A comprehensive inspection that determines all areas of activity

Identification is crucial because, at Noosa, we have had experience with clients who think they have bed bugs when it actually turns out to be a different non-invasive pest. Not only are Bed bugs here in the greater Charlotte area, but there are a lot of them. This means it’s important for us to properly identify the pest and then determine the areas of the home or business that the insects are infesting.

Due to the cryptic nature of the bed bug in Charlotte NC, inspection for these insects is extremely difficult. The bed bug’s  purpose is to feed on a host (must have blood) and to hide. That is all the insect does. And hiding, the bed bug does very well.  When it comes to inspecting and finding bed bugs in a large bedroom, there are certain areas that Noosa Pest Management experts know where to look. If the infestation is very early on in onset, it may be very difficult to find the adult bed bugs or signs of the bed bugs. This is what makes inspections with only the eye of a trained Noosa Pest Management Professional and their bright flashlight difficult. Here are some signs that our trained technicians look for:


  • Dried fecal matter that is poppy seed in size and occurs in clusters around the corners or folds in the mattress or along the bottom edge of the box springs where the black cloth is stapled on to the box spring.
  • Exoskeletons of bed bugs that occur when the bed bug molts, or matures.
  • Bed Bug egg clusters. These are VERY small and tough to see without a LED flashlight and a trained eye.
  • Blood smears on the sheets of the bed or on the mattress itself. Bed bugs are easy to kill by smashing them. A bedroom that is infested may have these smear marks occur when the person sleeping rolls over or moves and smashes one in their sleep.

The inspection by a trained expert is close to 30% accurate. The inspection by a properly trained and maintained K-9 is said to be close to 90% accurate. We all see K-9’s being utilized in Customs areas of the airport and in occasions where bombs or drugs are being searched for in high risk areas. This is no accident. The scent detection of the animal is incredible and very accurate if trained and maintained properly.

Not every K-9 is well trained nor is it well maintained. These animals do have the potential to be incredible aids in helping in so many areas, including bed bug detection. However, to every great animal, there are countless other animals that are not well trained and are not maintained at all. These bed bug sniffing dogs in Charlotte NC require DAILY training to stay at the top of their game and to keep them focused and accurate. The handler has a key relationship to uphold as well. This is another area that is often not handled well.

The information above is key. Identification and inspections are key. We must remember, however, that accuracy is extremely important as well. There are many levels in which this accuracy is important such as:

  • Identification
  • Inspection
  • K-9 training
  • K-9 handling
  • Bed bug Treatments Charlotte NC

At any one of these points, if accuracy is compromised, it could mean failure and many wasted dollars. Be assured that over the past decade of experience that our bed bug inspection and treatment process is as close to bullet proof as one can get, given the insect we are treating.

If you are in the Charlotte area, contact Noosa Pest Management today to schedule a K-9 inspection or a bed bug inspection. End the worry and hassle today! The experts here at Noosa Pest are here to guide you and consult on what will be the best method of treatment and inspection for your home or business. Call 704-499-9922 today to speak to one of our educated specialists.

Remember, when dealing with bed bugs in Charlotte NC, choose a firm that has all the components of success. Wasted time is wasted money. Wasted money is not an investment that anyone wants to make.