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.
This week, we have been booked solid with jobs in Peabody, Newburyport, Rockport, Chestnut Hill and Needham.
We were on our way back home past the last Framingham exit on the Pike before 495 yesterday at 3:30 PM when we got a call from a luxury hotel in Boston, asking us to conduct an inspection of 15 floors "now": bedrooms, housekeepers' carts, trash rooms and the loading dock that still was holding some of the linen carts a truck had recently delivered. Unfortunately, the hotel got notice a bit late that some of the linen carts may be infested with bed bugs. They had already distributed the linens to the housekeepers on several floors. So we had to turn around and conducted the inspection until late that evening.
Congrats go to our partners, Nicki and Malamar who were very good sports in conducting this search late that day after 2 jobs already performed since the early morning. They did a fantastic job. Best employees I ever had!
Yes, indeed! Can't tell you which reputable, world-renowned resort is having problems with bed bug infestations because I swore my client I would not divulge the name ot it. It turns out that she went to this resort on vacation a month or so ago and her son got bitten all over his little body.
Upon returning back home, she called the resort to find out if they had had a problem with bed bugs on the room they were in.
2 weeks later, the resort confirmed the bed bug infestation.
The rest is history. We got a phone call to K9- inspect her home that day.
Fortunately, neither dogs alerted. It was interesting to learn that the resort had requested that 2 independent canine inspections be performed within a week from each other. They paid of course for all the charges, the travel costs, lodging and then some to their clients.
I could tell you more but it would have to be in dog language. They really don't want humans to know...
This came up during our demonstration of our bed bug beagles in an annual Pest Management Association conference in Sturbridge, MA.
When someone tells us they have a bed bug problem, we ask a lot of questions so we make sure they don't waste their money. Case in point, if someone says that they have evidence of a lot of bed bugs, we suggest that they are wasting their money utilizing our services and instead should go with a pest control company to eradicate the infestation.
However, if you wonder how far the infestation spread, meaning - in adjacent rooms and/or rooms where you will sit a lot for a long period of time like a couch or a chair behind a PC then yes!, it makes sense to use our bed bug dogs to inspect other areas of potential infestation.