Sprague mentioned in an article by the Register Guard
Sprague Pest Solutions, a regional pest management company based in Tacoma, bought $500,000 worth of room-heating devices with temperature probes so that the company would be prepared for the arrival of bedbugs, Eugene branch Manager Mike Mulloy said. Sprague invested in three dogs with handlers at a cost of id="mce_marker"0,000 each. And the company hired one additional employee in Eugene, three in Portland and 10 in Seattle just to deal with the demand for bedbug services.
“We get calls (saying) we need the dog here today,” Mulloy said. “They say: ‘Help us. Help us. Bail us out. We hear you’ve got heat.’ ”
When Sprague’s first dog, April, got too busy, the company added May and June, who all started out as mutts in an animal shelter, Mulloy said. Now the company is evaluating whether to add a new dog, Julius, to meet the demand. The Eugene branch averages a call a day about possible bedbugs and about 80 percent of them are confirmed upon inspection, Mulloy said.
Thank you to The Register Guard for the mention!