By Keith Coddington
Cimex K9 has been working with pest control companies over the last several years and currently 30+ companies use our canine bed bug detection dog services. Over the years we have seen it all and we have a very unique perspective regarding bed bug issues. Read further and you will learn what types of bed bug treatments are available in the Phoenix, Arizona area and how to effectively use them. This is first hand knowledge from a professional, not an opinion reacted without factual content.
When someone discovers a bed bug infestation or even has a hint that bed bugs may be present a sense of panic usually takes hold. The first thing we suggest is to relax. You are very venerable in this state of mind making you easy prey for an unethical company to take advantage of. Many of our customers’ homes that we inspect pre-treatment do not end up having a bed bug issue and it is something else that is usually minor and nowhere near as expensive to rectify as bed bugs.
Here in Arizona we have numerous companies that provide specialized bed bug treatment options from heat treatment to fumigation to chemical only treatment. We have found that the most economical approach is using a pre-treatment K9 bed bug inspection to identify the rooms that need to be treated and then a post K9 treatment inspection to ensure the treatment was effective. Using this method the consumer can save hundreds if not thousands on unnecessarily treating the entire structure when a canine bed bug inspection can clear those areas at a fraction of the cost.
Here is your step by step guide:
- Do not panic. If you really do have bed bugs the infestation is not going to explode or get worse in a day or even a few days. Do not move anything!
- Have us identify the areas that need treated. Hopefully it ends up not being bed bugs and you are only out the cost of the inspection. We are a third party bed bug detection dog service that gets paid whether bed bugs are found or not so we would never recommend treatments without physical proof of an active infestation. We are on your side and the fewer bugs found the better as far as we are concerned.
- If we confirm the infestation we will help you contact some of our proffered pest control companies that not only guarantee their treatment, but have an outstanding record of honest and ethical work. We are very picky about who we work with so you can be sure the companies that we refer are a combination of effective, honest and affordable.
- 2-4 weeks after the treatment is complete we will conduct a post-treatment canine inspection. If any live bed bug activity is found the pest control company that treated the area will be notified immediately and they will re-treat right away. We will then schedule an additional post-treatment bed bug dog inspection at no additional cost to you until the treatment is effective.
Please feel free to contact us with additional questions about our services at 888-928-4364