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Bed Bug Dog Inspections Serving Bergen, Morris, Essex, Passaic & Somerset County

The key to success in bed bug control is early detection.

A pest management professional with a properly-trained bed bug dog can achieve a detection rate of up to 90% compared to 40% without a trained dog.A properly-trained dog can detect bed bugs faster and more accurately than any other method - saving time and money for large facilities and homes - leading to lower remediation costs. For buildings like hotels, apartments, dormitories, nursing homes, office buildings, theatres, hospitals, and schools, savings in cost can be substantial.

Bed Bug Dog

Trust and Reliability

Dogs have been used for years by military and law enforcement agencies to detect explosives, narcotics, weapons and other threats to public safety. Dogs are now widely used in the private sector to detect mold, bed bugs, termites and other pests that present hazards to the health and well-being of humans. Gage is trained to detect the slightest trace amounts of bed bug odor that would normally go undetected by a human inspector and will work for play and love, not for profits or food.

Saves Time and Money

Gage will generate quicker and more accurate results. Gage's sense of smell is extremely sensitive. It's the most effective inspection tool that can detect and pinpoint sources of bed bugs which leads to lower bed bug treatment costs for property owners, and commercial establishments.

Effective Problem Solvers

For commercial establishments such as department stores, restaurants, hotels, school dormitories and hospitals, Gage can quickly and more accurately inspect which gives both parties the feedback they need to quickly and effectively resolve issues. Realtors and attorneys can be assured of prompt certification process for real estate transactions, particularly on multiple family dwellings. Landlords and property managers can determine that their premises are bed bug free both prior to new tenants occupying the premises and after tenants have vacated. Infested units can be identified and treated and units that are bed bug free can be left undisturbed. The search for a bed bug can be similar to trying to find a moving needle in a haystack. A newly hatched bed bug is 1mm in size (the size of the tip of a ball point pen) and translucent. The eggs are also 1mm in size and have a pearly translucent appearance. A non-engorged bed bug is as thin as a fingernail. Their small size enables them to hide deep in cracks and crevices, on any item. Bed bug fecal droppings are equivalent in size to an ink dot. Traditional bed bug detection methods can be very time consuming and labor intensive.

Peace of Mind

Research and statistics support that a correctly trained dog has a 90% accuracy rate to seek bed bugs. If the dog doesn't find bed bugs, you can know with greater certainty that your home or business establishment is bed bug free.

We Offer a Preventative Maintenance Plan

Since the bed bug epidemic has increased, the need for ongoing inspections has become apparent. For this reason, the cost of having inspections done on a regular basis cost much less money than the amount of money being spent on treating the actual problem that can spread through an entire location. For any type of environment, we can provide ongoing, cost-efficient inspections that will always keep you in the know, and insure that you are not taken by surprise. The alternative (the threat of lawsuits and bad publicity) is unacceptable for your business.

We Offer Post-Treatment Inspections

If you've had bed bug service, having a bed bug dog confirm your treatment results is a sensible idea, considering how much time and effort you may have put into preparing your residence for service. It's always a good idea to verify the absence of bed bugs before you re-introduce your belongings to the residence, and our bed bug dog inspection will give you the peace of mind you need.

What Is The Price of an Inspection?

Eastern Pest prices for canine visits are based on the area searched and the time necessary to complete inspections. A customer is paying for the dog and handler's skills in identifying the problem. The accuracy of a well-trained dog like Gage is far higher than other methods of detecting bed bugs. Our canine inspection customer receives the benefit of receiving information making them more knowledgeable of bed bugs. It is because Gage works and is tested so frequently in so many different environments with great success, that Eastern Pest stands by the integrity of our service. Traditional bed bug detection methods can be very time consuming and labor intensive. Gage can generate quicker and more accurate results saving you time and money.

How Does The Inspection Work?

The handler will make the dog thoroughly inspect the suspected areas and the rooms. During each job the handler will keep the dog moving, inspecting different locations and making continual progress throughout a customer site. When Gage alerts (a specific action specific to each individual dog's training) he receives his favorite toy for positive reinforcement from his handler. Other career canines (e.g., drug sniffing, arson, bomb, termite, and search and rescue dogs) are also rewarded after a successful find. All handlers are certified, skilled, and practiced in recognizing body language cues specific to their dog, which accompany a legitimate positive alert. We ask clients to reserve questions for the handler about his findings until the inspection is completed. Please note that Gage may require rest, water, or "bathroom" breaks during a particularly long inspection of an environment like a large corporate office or hotel. The area or areas where Gage "alerts" will be documented for further inspection by the handler who will focus on the physical evidence of bed bugs in order to develop a successful proactive strategy, with the intent to completely eradicate the bed bugs.

World Detector Dog Organization

Eastern is also proud to announce that, Gage, their bed bug sniffing dog is now certified by the World Dector Dog Organization. For this certification Gage and his handler passed the organizations independent "double blind" test.   Gage is one of only a few bed bug sniffing dogs in NJ to pass this test and become WDDO certified. You can learn more about the organization  here.