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Doug Clark: A pup with a nose for bed bugs
Before going any further I would like to assure the public that the DoubleTree hotel does NOT have bed bugs.
As far as I know.
But today it sure did. Two sealed jars chock full of the tiny bloodsuckers were carried up to room 610 at the downtown Spokane hotel. Keith Rowney, an exterminator, brought them to show off the powers of April, who is billed as the Northwest's first bed-bug-detecting dog.
Dog sniffs out bed bugs before they bite you
10:31 PM PDT on Monday, September 29, 2008
SPOKANE -- They prefer to feed on a human host.
Will Mueller/KREM 2
April specializes in sniffing out bed bugs.
A resting body at night under the warm covers of a mattress makes a great place to feed.
So it's only natural that home won't be too far away from the place where the human body rests.
Keith Rowney is the Special Projects Manager of Sprague Pest Solutions.
He said a world-wide infestation of Bed Bugs is on the move.
For his part, his company has employed the services of 'April' a K-9 sniffing bed bug artists who has been instrumental at helping some local hotels and apartment complexes terminate the pests.
Bed bugs are most commonly found in dormitories, hotels and multi-family housing.
Jeff Weier and our Copesan Partner, Mark (Shep) Sheperdigian of Rose Pest Solutions and Jim (Sarge) Sargent of Copesan contributed their expertise to a recent article titled "Treating with Heat" in the March / April issue of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine. They discussed thermal remediation (heat treatment) to kill insect pests, described how the process works, point out the advantages and disadvantages and list some important points to consider before beginning a thermal remediation program.
To read the story, click here