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...
On schedule to conduct our routine bed bug inspection with our dogs in this hotel in Worcester.
The dogs love this environment because they are familiar with it now that we've been doing routine inspections at this site for about a year now.
Nicki has a tendency to skip with her hind legs when she is happy. It is funny to watch! We then know that this is bound to be a good inspection.
She sniffed those rooms so well that you could hear her sniffing noises. It really makes me wonder if she might inhale a bed bug if she comes across one with such powerful and close sniffing.
That reminds me that actually many people have asked me what she does when she finds them and if she eats them. I think it's funny that people think that dogs would eat bed bugs. On the other hand, they will go and snap at a bee or fly if one buzzes by. But in this case, it is the noise that drive them crazy.