Schendel To Offer Canine Bed Bug Inspections
November 4, 2010 (TOPEKA, KS) – Schendel Pest Services today announced the addition of a new co-worker – Patches the Bed Bug Detective Dog.
Patches, along with her handler Mark Lillis, are the only entomologist-certified bed bug detection team anywhere in the Midwest. Patches is so well-trained that she has the ability to sniff out a single egg or one live bed bug hiding in a property.
According to Schendel President Brent Boles, “Patches gives our customers the ability to identify bed bugs with the most cutting-edge technology – a canine inspection – and then get rid of them with the most effective method – a heat treatment. We are proud to offer these weapons to our customers in the escalating fight against bed bugs in homes and business throughout our service area.”
Experts agree that early detection is the key to manage a bed bug infestation. Canines have been proven successful at locating bed bugs 98% of the time, compared to just 40% of the time with a trained human inspector. Canines have been used for years by military and law enforcement to detect bombs and drugs, making them a trusted tool.
Research supports that if Patches does not find bed bugs, property owners can rest easier knowing they are likely free from infestation. And more attorneys and insurance companies are reporting increased claims due to bed bug bites – making a proactive bed bug inspection an important business practice for places such as hotels, dormitories, apartment buildings, and more.
Schendel Pest Services has provided complete pest management services to commercial, industrial, and residential clients since 1947. Schendel’s corporate office is located in Topeka, Kansas and Schendel provides services to customers in five states – Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Additionally, Schendel Pest Services is a partner with Copesan, an alliance of premier independent pest management companies which enables the company to sell and service national commercial accounts. www.schendelpest.com