After almost a 50-year hiatus bed bugs have reappeared with a vengeance. Many large cities are reporting 10-fold to 100-fold increases in bed bug occurrences over the last 5 years. Where human detection is about 30% accurate and takes up to 1 hour per room, a trained canine detection team can detect bed bugs with up to 97% accuracy within 3-7 minutes per room.
If You Manage a Hotel You Need A Canine Bed Bug Inspection
Due to increased domestic and international travel, with over 18 million vacationers a year visiting the Myrtle Beach, SC area each year, bed bug infestation is on the rise. The large number of guest and short-term nature of their stays, make hotels and motels the perfect breeding ground for hitchhiking bed bugs. Even the most upscale hotels are not immune. Bed bugs can thrive and spread throughout a building from what appears to be a spotless room.
Why should you care about a bed bug problem?
Visual inspection is unreliable!
Even the most experienced pest control specialists may not be able to detect a low-level infestation due to hidden and inaccessible locations. The most difficult and important step in eliminating bed bugs is accurate identification and confirmation. A single female bed bug lives for 18 months and can lay 500-1000 eggs. If you miss even one, you can still have another infestation on your hands after an extermination treatment.
They cost you money
There has been a tremendous rise in bed bug litigation. Since 2007, there has been approximately $90 million in lawsuits filed against the hospitality industry, not including unreported private settlements, attorneys and extermination fees. The financial impact due to a lost reputation from a single online rating mentioning bed bugs in your establishment can be substantial. Websites like Tripadvisor, Yelp, and Bedbug registry allow news of bed bugs issues to travel fast and damage your reputation.
A Bed Bug Detection Canine is your solution
Reliability of a Dog
Our bed bug dogs are trained to only detect bed bugs. Since they have only been trained to identify bed bugs they do not alert to other scents such as termites, drugs or mold, therefore eliminating any confusion. With over 200 million olfactory receptors in their noses, canines are gifted sniffers and can scent locations that humans and equipment can’t reach. Not only are our canines highly trained, so are their handlers. Each one is a bed bug specialist with extensive knowledge of bed bug biology and habits.
Protect your Reputation
We respect your privacy and protect your reputation. Our high quality, discrete services include unmarked vehicles with no advertisement to protect your reputation and image while we are on premises.
K9 Penn works with extermination companies to make bed bug treatment faster and more reliable. Human detection can take 15 minutes to 1 hour per room, whereas a canine sweep can be completed between 3-7 minutes. By identifying which rooms need to be treated, you and your exterminator can move faster to treat an infestation. As a hotel or motel owner, this means you can pay for only where your property needs to be treated.
How we can help you
K9 Penn offers many contract types:
- Emergency visits
Our hours are flexible to meet your needs! Call 843-222-7380 to schedule your service today.