Phoenix, Arizona based Cimex K9 specializes in proactive early detection of bed bug infestations and provides post-treatment assurance that treatments were effective. We are approaching the two year anniversary of Cimex K9’s bed bug detection K9 services. We have seen a consistent increase in bed bug activity throughout Arizona over the last two years.
At the end of the third quarter of 2011 we have found that the bed bug epidemic in Arizona has significantly increased from the prior year. We are finding active colonies more often in public places which previously was a rarity. It does not make a difference if the areas are low-income or high-income neighborhoods because to a bed bug the blood is all the same. We speculate that due to the high cost of treatment sometimes lower income households are less likely to be treated effectively which may lead to the bed bug colonies migrating from one structure to another more often.
We at Cimex K9 are encouraged to see that more commercial establishments are taking a proactive approach to detect infestations prior to customer complaints. We feel this is by far the most effective use of our service as it always pays for itself by protecting the establishment’s reputation along with a much more effective treatment due to early detection.
Should you see a bed bug inspection canine working at a public or commercial establishment you should feel grateful that the location is taking proactive precautions to protect you rather than thinking because they are using a bed bug sniffing canine that they must have a serious problem. Bed bug detection dogs are normally used to find infestations before they get out of control as larger and more active colonies are easily detected without the use of a bed bug dog.
As the use of the bed bug detection dogs in Arizona becomes more mainstream they will be seen as a welcome sight rather than a reason to panic. Until then we will maintain status quo by being as discrete as possible.
Should you have any questions or comments about the services we provide at Cimex K9 please feel free to contact us at 888-928-4364
-Keith A Coddington
Founder of Cimex K9, LLC