Lately, our Saturdays have been spent in libraries around the Silicon Valley, trying to make sure no one who takes a book home takes any bed bugs home with them. If you see us, or any other bed bug dog team in your library, it’s a good thing, not a reason to panic. If your library is having proactive bed bug inspections performed, that means they are taking care of you. If your library, or movie theater, or hotel, or apartment property isn’t having proactive bed bug inspections conducted, they are not doing what is necessary to protect you from exposure to bed bugs.
A bed bug dog team is necessary for these inspections. Bed bugs are really good at hiding in places where they are extremely difficult to find. Dispersing bed bugs can be very difficult to find visually, especially in a place like a library. Bed bug dogs can smell bed bugs hiding in places where we can’t easily see them, and they narrow down the areas that needs to be visually inspected down to an area that is possible to inspect. Trying to find one bed bug in a library would be almost impossible for a person to do visually, but for a dog, it’s much easier, and much more likely to be successful.
The next time you visit your library, ask them if they are using bed bug dogs to inspect for bed bugs on a regular basis, and if not, why not.
I believe Clark Pest Control is the only pest control operator in the bay area that has a Certified K9 team on staff. It’s my understanding all the other company’s either use third party vendors for K9 inspections, or uncertified, self trained pet dogs being sold as professional scent detection teams so when you request a K9 inspection from Clark in the South Bay area, you will be serviced by Clark Pest Control employees, so you know you’ll get the same kind of service and professionalism you’ve come to expect from Clark Pest Control.
As of the date of writing this, we are the only team in the SF Bay area that is certified by both NESDCA and WDDO. Being certified by more than one national certification organization, you know you’re getting best quality service when Maggie and I show up at your home or business.
If you have any questions about what our K9 team can do for you, or if you think you may be experiencing a pest problem, please contact me!
I’m excited to announce that, while in Maryland to attend a Scent Detection K9 Conference, Maggie and I obtained the NESDCA certification. Our names should be added to their website in a week or so.
I intend to maintain this certification in order to give my customers peace of mind about our ability to find the odor of bed bugs, and our continuing competence going forward.
Watch Maggie find bed bugs as she hunts for the bugs in this training session.