Schendel's New Canine Co-Worker

Schendel’s New Canine Co-Worker


I’d like to introduce you to Patches, Schendel’s newest co-worker.  Patches is our fastest, most reliable bed bug detective.  Her canine nose is 98% accurate at detecting live adult bed bugs, nymphs and eggs.  Compare that to the 40% accuracy of the typical pest professional, and you can see why we are excited to have Patches on the Schendel team!

Patches was rescued from a shelter and trained by J&K Canine Academy in Florida.  She and her handler, Mark Lillis maintain her training in accordance to the NPMA standards. Mark has almost 12 years experience in the pest management industry, and together he and Patches are traveling throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, sniffing out bed bugs.

Why use a bed bug dog?  There are several advantages:

  1. Less Expensive.  Bed bug detection dogs generate quicker and more accurate results, leading to lower remediation costs. 

  2. Cutting-Edge Technology.  The “nose” is cutting-edge technology and the latest advancement in pest inspections.  It’s the only inspection tool that can detect and pinpoint sources of bed bugs—critical information for lowering costs.

  3. Proven and Trusted.  “Man’s best friend” has been used for years by military and law enforcement agencies to detect bombs and drugs, among other things.

  4. Dogs are Honest.  Dogs are trained to work for food and love without regard to profits.

  5. Greater Peace of Mind.  Research supports that if the dog finds bed bugs, there’s a high statistical probability you should investigate further.  If the dog doesn’t find bed bugs, you can know with greater certainty that your property is safe from bed bugs.

Patches is just one piece of the puzzle in fighting bed bugs.  Schendel also offers heat treatments, preventative treatments, mattress covers and client education programs.  Through November 30, 2010, you can receive one FREE hour of canine bed bug inspections, with the purchase of a heat treatment service of 1,000 square feet or more.  Call Schendel today to learn more about Patches and how she can help protect your property.