Clegg’s Acquires Trained Bed Bug Detection Dogs

Durham, NC – Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, LLC announced the acquisition of two trained bed bug detection dogs. These dogs work with trained pest professionals to detect bed bug infestations so they may be eliminated.

Bed Bug Detection Dog - Smoke“Bed bugs had been almost unheard of in the U.S. for decades,” says Phillip Clegg, President of Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control. “Over the past two years, there has been a resurgence of the bugs. We see stories in the news on a daily basis where the bugs have infested businesses or government buildings. We’re also getting calls every day from homeowners after they or their children are waking up with bites from the critters. While our pest technicians are trained to identify bed bug infestations, these two bed bug detection dogs can do it faster and more efficiently (Smoke is pictured to the left).” Bed bugs feed on blood, and their bites can cause itching. They are not known to transmit diseases. Bed bug dogs have been trained to identify the bugs based on their scent.

“Unfortunately, bed bugs can easily travel from place to place, making it harder to control their spread,” adds Clegg. “Individuals need to be aware of the indicators of bed bugs and contact a pest professional if they believe they have an infestation.” Clegg notes that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed deceptive advertising charges earlier this month against companies that claimed to have an all-natural bed bug remedy. “While it’s nice to think there is a proven ‘do it yourself’ solution to treat bed bugs, they can be difficult to eradicate. We recommend calling someone with solid experience treating bed bugs.”

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, LLC ( is a family-owned, full-service pest control company based in Durham, North Carolina, offering residential and commercial pest control services throughout North Carolina. Clegg’s will devise a customized plan based on the individual pest and termite control needs of each customer. In addition to treating for termites, ants, bed bugs, roaches, fleas, ticks, mice, rats, and nuisance wildlife, Clegg’s also offers moisture control solutions and termite protection services. Clegg’s is an authorized operator for the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System and a member of the North Carolina Pest Management Association. Clegg’s can be contacted by phone at 1.888.MR.CLEGG.

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  2. Celia Leach says:

    Think You Might Have a Bed Bug Infestation? Notify your local pest management provider immediately, or tell your property manager if you are renting so they can begin to devise a customized treatment for your bed bugs. Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation.

  3. As stated above the pesticides readily available to the public will not affect Bed Bugs. Removing bedding and mattresses from your home actually works to spread a Bed Bug infestation. Moving an infested mattress out of your home can cause the bugs and their eggs to distribute through out the house. Bed Bugs can hide in any crack or crevice. Simply applying a pesticide to your mattress can be dangerous to your family and will not eliminate your problem. Do-it-yourself pesticides can be a health hazard to you and your family. A-1 technicians employ their extensive training when mixing and applying pesticides. Some home remedies can make your problem worse.

  4. Teri Branch says:

    This holiday season Bed Bug Central partnered with eight pest management firms from across the United States to donate bed bug treatment services to those in need through, Taking the Bite Out of the Holidays, their annual holiday charity. Taking the Bite out of the Holidays, was created by technical director, Jeff White of Bed Bug Central, a free information resource to the public and pest professional concerning bed bugs and bed bug related issues and treatment methods. White created the holiday charity after seeing first-hand how difficult it can be for non-profits and individuals in need to obtain effective bed bug services.

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