Whether "organized" or not, I am still dealing with clutter. And that is ok as long as I have access from both sides.
It is hard to see in this picture, but I did not have access to the walls of the room. Sniffing requires that my nose has access to all things to be sniffed at. Bugs may be hiding behind the walls, so I need to sniff close to the walls and the outlets to detect them.
I use my high-tech nose to sniff out bed bugs: HIGH_TECH because I have 200 millions sniffing cells compares to YOUR measly 5 millions.
I may be a regal beagle but I am not SuperBeagle! So please, be nice and help me out.
Inspected a couple of rooms in the Altzheimer's wing of this Senior retirement and care facility near Billerica MA. We also were tasked to inspect a hallway with some chairs and couches as well as a living/TV room area.
According to the executive director, a nurse had found on 2 occasions within a short timespan a bed bug crawling on this poor old woman's clothing, once in her room and once in the hallway on the couch.
The inspection resulted in no alerts, which brought a huge sigh of relief for the executive director. However, she wanted to know what else she could do to prevent an infestation from going out of control.
I suggested to have a candid talk with the family of this elder woman as most likely someone in the family keeps bringing in bedbugs when visiting. And to offer to have an inspection of their home conducted as well as have their home treated if needed, all of this at the expense of the facility. Think about it! In the end, the facility will save a lot of money getting to the source of the problem and helping with the cost of treatment rather than wait for an infestation to get out of control.
I was pleased to see that she wholeheartedly agreed with me.
I have had a client who complained about 30 bed bug bites in the last month or so. That many bites in a short period of time will leave physical evidence like fecal traces, cast skins and live bed bugs that can even be located with a visual search. That many "bites" in a short period of time would suggest an
established colony, so it does not make sense to use our dogs to verify.
Unless of course, you can't find any evidence and most likely then they are not bed bug bites. Our beagles will be able to determine that. So if you wonder and want peace of mind, call us at 508-713-8267 for our beagle bed bug inspection. Mention this promo post: 30BITES good until Nov. 31, 2012 and receive a 10% discount.
Malamar taking a nap after a canine bed bug inspection job in Allston today. A multi-units apartment complex, basically rented out to college students. Ah! the days of College. Long gone, so much fun indeed. But I certainly do not remember living in such disastrous, messy, cluttery, dirty conditions. Especially the kitchen area.
Oh well! Malamar is perfect for this type of inspection job. She just follows my lead and sniffs out everywhere and everything. She was not too distracted by a cat that was running loose in one of the units. Genrally, she would go wild at the sight or smell of a cat. And another unit has a dog in it.
Kudos to Malamar who just behaved.
Off to Carlisle, MA for yet another residential bed bug inspection. These people were helping their sisters move out and into a new apartment. And found out she had had a bed bug infestation. So now they want to know if they brought those great hitchhickers back into their home. I get a lot of these types of requests. Off we go, Nicki and Malamar and I...