June

29

2012

Pest control companies throughout the U.S. including Sprague Pest Solutions are now utilizing the keens sense of smell dogs possess to identify bed bugs. In Portland, OR hotels, dormitories, and apartment complexes as well as other facilities and even private residences are susceptible to infestation but canine bed bug inspections are making it easier and quicker (a mere couple of minutes in most cases) to confirm bed bug problems. Compared to the average human inspection which is limited and may include moving furniture,  canine bed bug inspections are proving to be much more efficient. Despite all of the advantages, many wonder how exactly do these inspections work? We will lay out a the step-by-step process so you know what to expect if your business is looking into a proactive canine bed bug inspection from Sprague’s service team, or if you believe you may already have a bed bug problem.

  1. On the day of the inspection we will begin with a check in with your business’s contact person. You will meet the dog and the handler before the room inspections begin.

  2. A thorough inspection of the selected rooms is then completed which take only a couple of minutes per room. Dogs will look in the common areas that bed bugs hide such as the mattresses, nightstands, carpet edges, baseboards, and upholstered furniture.

  3. If the dog does find through scent that there are bed bugs or their eggs in the room they will sit and “point” out the area. By training the dogs not to bark at the onset of a bed bug scent, the service becomes much more discreet.

  4. If bed bugs are detected then the dog and handler will proceed to inspect the surrounding rooms to see if the infestation has spread.

  5. Any alerts are documented carefully by the dog handler and then the results will be reviewed after the inspection.

  6. If there was in fact bed bugs found through the canine inspection, you will then be able to coordinate the treatment strategy with Sprague to make sure you get rid of the bed bug infestation quickly and efficiently.

At Sprague Pest Solutions we understand how important image and reputation are for your Portland based business. We also realize that despite a sterling reputation, even a single report of bed bugs could be detrimental.  Thankfully, with a proactive bed bug inspection accompanied by Sprague’s effective bed bug treatments in Portland, Oregon you will not have to worry about bed bugs impacting your company. For more information on canine bed bug inspections or to report a bed bug problem, please contact us today. We also service cities and towns throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions including Seattle, Washington and Salt Lake City, Utah.