Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Bedbug sniffing dog!
There has been alot of buzz lately about bed bug sniffing dogs making there debut around the pest control community. Locally there is a company, Cooper Pest Control, who has added one of man's best friend to the staff and I think it is a fantastic idea. Not only is it a wonderful public relations move, it also can improve your chances of inspecting for and not missing bedbug infestations. Dogs have successfully been used in bomb sniffing, termite detection, mold detection, and now bed bug detection. People seem to love them and I think they trust a dog more than a human sometimes, so why not add one to the payroll? I'll give you over a thousand reasons why you might not be adding one any time soon. The cost of a specially trained dog is several thousands of dollars and depending on the demand on your company to do bedbug inspections it might not pay off right away, but given the proper marketing you may see an increase in those requests by adding a dashing dog to your crew. Happy Hunting!