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Clegg’s Bed Bug Dog “Smoke” Receives Certification

Bed Bug Detection Dog - Smoke

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 ( 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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