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You've heard of Bomb dogs? Drug dogs? Arson dogs? Now, Man's Best Friend is the latest weapon in the war on bedbugs.

Traditional bedbug detection methods can be very time consuming and labor intensive. Certified Bedbug Dogs generate quicker and more accurate results. For example, the bedbug canine can search the average hotel room in less than two minutes.

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Bed Bug Dog Inspections and Bed Bug Control - New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York City

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Rich Wilbert searches for bed bugs with his dog, Sara. Dogs are trained to sniff along baseboards, beds and furniture for the pheromones, the faint chemical odor that the insects emit to signal one another. (Michael Nagle / For The Times)


A trained professional inspector will only detect visible signs of bed bugs in a room with an accuracy rate of only about 30%. To find activity inside walls, baseboards, even under carpets, a room would have to otherwise be stripped down beyond the bare walls!

Due to a dog’s keen sense of smell, our trained dog can detect bed bugs even inside walls - with 90% accuracy, making his inspection a more thorough and accurate one. A more accurate detection means that if there is bed bug activity, our dog will be alerted to it and control measures can begin. Also note, no preps are needed prior to the dog.

You've heard of Bomb dogs? Drug dogs? Arson dogs? Now, Man's Best Friend is the latest weapon in the war on bedbugs.

Traditional bedbug detection methods can be very time consuming and labor intensive. Certified Bedbug Dogs generate quicker and more accurate results. For example, the bedbug canine can search the average hotel room in less than two minutes.


"Man’s best friend" has been used for years by military and law enforcement agencies to detect bombs and drugs, among other things.


KYW on Your Health
Goodnight, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite


KYW's Michelle Durham spoke to John Russell, general manager of Action Termite and Pest Control about how you get bedbugs and what it takes to get rid of them.


Source: http://www.kyw1060.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=2744140 (10:06)

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Bed Bug Control, NJ, NYC, Philly, bedbug dogs
Bed Bug Control Methods by Action Termite and Pest Control.

Bed Bug Dog detecting bed bugs in New York

See Sara, Action's Bed Bug Dog locate an infestation in New York.



The Effective Use of Bed Bug Dogs

There is no ABSOLUTE in the detection of Bed Bugs to date. The closest to an ABSOLUTE can be found in the recent arrival of the Certified BB Dog. At a detection rate of 98%, the Certified Bed Bug Dog’s effectiveness yields but a 2% margin of error, one easily eradicated by the Action Pest Control Team’s credo of 100% satisfaction. This means effectively:

We ABSOLUTELY guarantee our work.

As of late there have been many changes in the world of Bed Bug detection and eradication, and the introduction of properly executed Canine Scent Detection techniques (BED BUG DOGS) have proven to be the leaders of the pack. Anyone who has ever owned a dog, no matter how small or large, well behaved or mischievous, can appreciate the ability of the canine to detect above and beyond many human senses: be it taste, scent or sound. How often have you found your dog taking YOU for a walk as he pulled you in a different direction? How about when he would not listen while concentrating on an unnamed, unseen substance or trail that caused you to pull him back? Now employ this rationale to a greater degree, and train that same dog to listen, smell, taste, and find ONLY the source of anything you want?. . .innocent victims, children lost to us, murderers and thieves unknown, drugs, bombs: why, even thirty feet of water cannot keep a trained dog with a proper handler from finding what he is after. At Action Termite and Pest Control, our dogs have been trained by the best in the field to be hard workers and friend to man. A true BB Dog must be trained daily, kept active and healthy, and be constantly aware of his/her objectives. ACTION is consistent in all such respects.

Certified Bed Bug Dogs Sarah and Rex are not pets, they are an invaluable part of the Action Team, and as such are treated with the love and respect they deserve. Amazingly, they seem unerringly eager to do their jobs, finding an obvious sense of gratification in what they do, all the while needing only the praise and love of the handlers to fuel them forward.


Take a closer look at the Bedbug Dog...


From a single drop of urine, the sniffing dog learns the marking animal’s sex, diet, health, emotional state, and even whether it’s dominant or submissive, friend or foe.

Tracking dogs follow a biochemical trail of dead skin cells, sweat, odor molecules, and gasses.
For dogs, a scent article is like a three-dimensional “odor image” - much more detailed than a photograph is for a person.
Dogs can track a scent through snow, air, mud, water, and even ash.
The properly trained and certified detection dog is recognized in court as a "scientific instrument" (US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals)


Science behind the Nose
Amazingly Sensitive!

According to a report prepared by the Institute for Biological Detection Systems (IBDS) of Auburn University (Auburn, AL), dogs have the following capabilities:
Sensitivity: Documented limits of olfactory detection for the dog range from tens of parts per billion to 500 parts per trillion.
Discrimination: Dogs are extremely good at discriminating a target vapor from non-target vapors that are also present, even at relatively high concentrations of non-target odors.
Odor Signatures: When being trained to detect a substance, dogs learn to alert to one or two of its most abundant vapor compounds.
Multiple Odor Discriminations: Dogs can easily learn as many as ten odor discriminations.


New Jersey, Philly, and NYC Bed Bug Dogs are a great way to detect Bed Bugs

Action Pest Control is certified by the Florida Canine Academy.

Utilizing Action Pest Control to eliminate Bed Bug Infestations is a cost effective way to rid your facility of these nasty pests. Action's Bed Bug Dogs save time, money and help us make your environment clean.

Hotels, motels, hospitals, long term Health Care facilities and Homeowners can now benefit from the extremely accurate detection of bed bugs that only a bed-bug detection dog can offer!

Call 1-800-920-0906!



A Dogged Pursuit of Bedbugs

There's high demand for dogs that are trained to track down the tiny, bloodsucking parasites, which have invaded cities in the last four years.

Reporting from Asbury Park, N.J. - Sara pulled on her leash, sniffing up one side of a cluttered bedroom and snuffling down the other. The black Labrador retriever suddenly sat beside an armchair.

Rich Wilbert, her handler, flipped the chair over and poked at the stuffing and seams. He spotted pin-sized drops of human blood -- clear signs of an infestation of bed bugs in the small apartment.

"Good girl, Sara," Wilbert said. He fed her a few treats from a bag as a co-worker made a note to treat the room with insecticide. Sara went back to searching for Cimex lectularius, as she does six days a week.

A working dog's life is not easy. Some canines gain glory by sniffing out bombs, drugs or land mines, but most do less glamorous labor. Beagles hunt home-munching termites, terriers track toxic fumes from Chinese drywall, and collies chase Canada geese off golf courses.

Bed bugs are the latest dirty job. Largely eradicated in the United States after World War II, the tiny, bloodsucking parasites have invaded city after city in the last four years, leaving painful skin welts and pricey pest control bills from Boston to San Francisco.

One result: Many pest control companies -- especially those that use bed bug detection dogs -- are riding high despite the economic recession.

They typically charge $500 to $1,000 to treat a small apartment or office. That buys a trained dog to detect the reddish-brown vermin, heavy applications of sprayed steam and chemicals to kill the insects and their eggs, and a follow-up visit with the dog to make certain the nasty nocturnal varmints are really gone.

Bed bugs hide during the day in wall cracks, behind light switches, or in other dark places. But the dogs sniff along baseboards, beds and furniture for the pheromones, the faint chemical odor that the insects emit to signal one another, and then alert the handler of an enemy invasion.

At Action Termite and Pest Control, based in Toms River, N.J., general manager John Russell said his business has grown by 30% this year thanks to Sara, Rex and Cassie, his three dogs. He is adding to his 46-member staff and plans to buy a fourth dog.

"The phone has been ringing off the hook," he said. "We used to get maybe one or two calls a year. Now we get 10 to 15 a day."

Among the recent jobs: an $80,000 contract to eradicate bed bugs from four apartment blocks owned by the Atlantic City Housing Authority. His dogs also sniffed their way through two office towers in mid-Manhattan and a luxury hotel in Philadelphia.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bedbug-dog16-2009oct16,0,4497971.story

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Sniff factor - (Michael Nagle / For The Times)


Sara the Bed Bug Dog, Sniffing out bed bugs in New Jersey, NYC, and Philly.  Contact us directly to set up a bed bug dog inspection.




Bedroom search


(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
ara will "alert" her handler, Rich Wilbert, when she picks up signs of bed bugs, which hide during the day in wall cracks,
behind light switches or in other dark places.



Mattress check


(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Many pest control companies especially those that use bed-bug detection dogs are riding high despite the economic recession.



Signs of bed bugs


(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Rich Wilbert points out evidence of bed bugs in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J.



Crib check


(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Rich Wilbert searches for bed bugs with Sara in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J.


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