A: Only products labeled with bed bugs as a target pest should be used. If bed bugs are not listed on the label, the product may not be effective. And unlike fleas and ticks, bed bugs live in your home, not on your pet. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bed bugs can make you, your family, and your pet sick.
Bed bug dogs require daily training to keep up the skill needed for bed bug detection. Daily training is referred to as calibration or calibrating the dog. Bed bug dogs need to be trained each day to be able to discern between live and dead Bed bugs and other pests to help prevent false alerting.
Getting rid of bedbugs begins with cleaning up the places where bedbugs live. This should include the following: Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the
A well-trained bed bug detection dog should be able to identify very small numbers of live bed bugs, sometimes as few as one. Additionally, the dogs should be able to discriminate live bugs and viable eggs from evidence left over from an old infestation (fecal spotting, caste skins, empty egg shells, carcasses).
For preventative treatments we often apply a light insecticidal dust to areas likely to contain bed bugs. This dust kills all bed bugs that it comes in contact with and stays in place for long amounts of time - keeping you safe from bed bug infestations!
The bugs will be in the dog's bedding, toys, or doghouse, and those are what you need to treat. All you can do for your pets is treat the itching if they're scratching enough to irritate their skin. High heat is fatal to bedbugs. If the dog bed and toys are washable, throw them in your washer with hot water, then in a hot dryer.