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Clegg’s Bed Bug Dog “Smoke” Receives Certification

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Durham, NC – Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, LLC announced today that team member Scott Hays and his K-9 partner Smoke have been certified by the American Working Dog Association in bed bug detection. Hays and Smoke will work to detect bed bug infestations in residential and commercial facilities so they may be eliminated.

“We are receiving an increasing number of calls for bed bugs throughout North Carolina,” says Phillip Clegg, President of Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control. “These bugs can be difficult to detect and many homeowners don’t realize they have a problem until the infestation has gotten pretty bad. Our bed bug dogs are both certified, meaning that they are able to detect even one bed bug using their keen sense of smell. It’s a very efficient way to diagnose the problem so we can treat it.” Both of Clegg’s dogs and their handlers were trained by Mike Bullock of Bullock’s K-9 Kennels in Greenville, NC. Bullock trains dogs on narcotics, explosives, arson and bed bug detection.

“If you believe you have bed bugs in your home or office, quick verification and treatment can help minimize damage,” adds Clegg. “Individuals should contact a pest professional trained in treating bed bugs if they believe they have an infestation.” Bed bugs feed on blood and cause visible bite marks and itching. They are not known to transmit disease. The bugs hide in dark places, including cracks and crevices; they can travel easily from one place to another on clothing, handbags, luggage, etc.

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, LLC (http://www.cleggs.com) 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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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.

Smoke 289x300 Clegg’s Acquires Trained Bed Bug Detection Dogs“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 (http://www.cleggs.com) 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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