Illinois Bed Bug Dog joined the community as they attended Villa Park’s Summerfest the weekend of June 21st.  Detection and extermination team, Nyx and Cliff Duple, demonstrated to the festivalgoers how effective their process is when it comes to finding and eliminating bed bugs.  Crowd members participated in the demonstration and were asked to secretly place enclosed bed bugs into the belongings without Nyx or Cliff having any knowledge of where they might be.  Watch as Nyx uses her finely tuned skills and abilities to search and detect the hidden bed bugs.

While I agree that there are some benefiting from the recent rise in the numbers of bed bug infestations; there are those of us that have been in the pest control industry for many years.  A.G.A.D. Pest Control, Inc. has been in business for over 30 years. We have a long established, proven method of bed bug and other pest eradication. A.G.A.D. Pest Control, Inc. has a new addition to the company and her name is Nyx.  Nyx is a certified canine bedbug detection dog, whose daily training makes her up to 98% effective.  With Nyx and our other proven methods of treatment, which can include heat or pesticides, we can safely rid your home or business of bed bugs.

In your search to hire a reliable pest professional, you’ll need to do some due- diligence in order to protect yourself and your wallet; my advice to anyone looking to rid themselves of bedbugs and hire a reliable company, would be this:

1)      If you think you have bed bugs, capture one and call a reputable pest control company (one that didn’t jump on the bed bug “bandwagon” in the last 2 years) with a proven track record, in bed bug elimination.

2)      Ask how they will rid you of these pests. What kinds of treatments do they usually perform, the pesticides they will use, and how long will it take.

3)      Price will usually depend on the type of application you choose, but be wise, some of the more reliable services will offer some kind of guarantee after the last of typically 3 pesticide applications 2 weeks apart, totaling 6 weeks. Heat treatments are typically completed in 1 day and will also offer guarantees afterward.

I do not recommend anyone attempting to do his or her own pest control for these reasons:

a)      Pesticides can be dangerous if you don’t know how and when to use them!

b)     Most pesticide sprays and/or foggers won’t work on bed bugs and will likely spread the problem causing an even bigger infestation.

c)      Call on professionals who are certified in the use of pesticides.

A.G.A.D. Pest Control, Inc. services Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We are capable, trustworthy and reputable. If for some reason you have to call someone else, find a company you can trust implicitly;  after all, unless you opt for the 1-day heat treatment you will be seeing a lot of them in the time it takes to rid yourselves of bed bugs.

Trish Artisuk

A.G.A.D. Pest Control

Illinois Bed Bug Dog

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  • In an article I recently read, it stated that insecticides are causing illness due to its exposure used to eliminate bed bugs.In my opinion, I believe it is the misuse of these pesticides that is the problem. Instead of getting the help of a qualified pest control operator, homeowners are off to the hardware stores in droves, with the delusional idea that they will rid themselves of these pests. My advice to those people, scouring the isles of the local hardware stores in search of a “quick fix” to control bed bugs…DON’T DO IT! While we all know there is no “quick fix” in the elimination of bed bugs, there is a simple solution. Let the professionals do their jobs. A qualified, licensed pest professional knows how (and when) to use pesticides made specifically for controlling bed bugs. They have the knowledge, training and certification in pesticides and their application.Homeowners, in their quest for a restful nights sleep, may be tempted to purchase insecticides and treat an infestation on their own. I cannot stress enough that this should be avoided. Not only could you harm yourself (or others) if the pesticides are even slightly misused, but in your haste you can actually repel the bed bugs, causing an even bigger infestation.Bed bugs have certainly reared their ugly heads and made a huge comeback in recent years. They have plagued hotels, schools, theaters, multi-family dwellings and single- family homes. Your socioeconomic status means nothing to a bed bug. Bed bugs do not discriminate, they don’t care who you are – as long as you’re willing to lie down and go to sleep, they will suck the blood right out of you.My Name is Nyx; I work for Illinois Bed Bug Dog as a canine detection dog. My handler is Cliff Duple and he has owned A.G.A.D. Pest Control, Inc. (As Good As Dead) for 30 years. Instead of costing you more money in the long run, by attempting the “DIY” method, save yourself some cash and call our office first. Our toll-free phone number is 1- 855.SEND.DOG you can also watch my video at our website at:

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December 21, 2011

One of our regular service apartment complexes called me and said that their maintenance staff found a mattress by an outside dumpster with live bed bugs on it. They had no idea what unit in this 100 unit building could have thrown out the mattress and of course they were frantic over the situation. Their first thought was to perform a visual inspection in every unit. I told them I would be happy to do this however there are going to be problems with this inspection. First, every resident had to be notified with ample time for inspection and prepare for us like stripping sheets and covers off all beds, all clutter must be picked up and we needed access to all rooms. The second problem is there were going to be a lot of questions of why we are performing this unusual inspection and it would create a bed bug panic with their residents throughout this building or even complex. I then suggested that we use Nyx and perform a hallway inspection where she smells under the doors to see if she can find the bed bug infested unit. I told them for that size building it would take about 2 hours which also was a far less cost than the visual inspection. Of course not to my surprise but to theirs Nyx found the infested unit by smelling under the doors in less than an hour and we finished the entire building in about 2 hours just as I quoted. “NYX NOSE KNOWS”

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