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Steps to Take the Bite out of Bed Bugs

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WFMY News 2′s Tanya Rivera on travel tips to keep from bringing bed bugs home:

When should you contact Carolina Bed Bug Dog?

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  •   Do you or a family member have unexplained, itchy bites?
  •   Do you notice dark spots or stains on your bedding or walls near bedding?
  •   Do you know what to look for when you travel?
  •   Do you have family members staying in college dorms?
  •   Do your employees travel?
  •   Do you work in the hospitality industry?
  •   Do you work in social services?
  •   Do you know how to pack/unpack, what to do in order to avoid bringing bed bugs home?
  •  Do you know that some canines are trained to sniff out bed bugs because the bed bugs are difficult to locate?
  •  Do you know what treatment methods are available for bed bugs?
  •  Do you work with the public?
  •  Do you ride public transportation?
  •  Have you purchased any second-hand clothing or furniture recently?
  • Are you a property manager?
  • Do you live in a multi-family dwelling?
  • Do you live/work in North Carolina,  South Carolina, or Virginia?

The questions noted above can lead you to a decision to call Carolina Bed Bug Dog for assistance.  Being proactive with regard to bed bug management is the safest way to avoid problems that arise with these pests.

We look forward to working with you on all aspects of bed bug management. We work to provide discreet, accurate bed bug management protocol via safe and effective IPM methods.

The best scenario is to locate bed bugs where they hide. Where there is one, there are usually more. Our K-9 scent teams are specifically trained for bed bug scent detection, and are WDDO certified.  We train daily and attend continuing education courses and scent team training multiple times per year in order to provide great customer service.

Here is a summary of what Carolina Bed Bug offers clients:

  1. One-time discovery K-9  inspections
  2. Post-treatment  inspections
  3. Monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual bed bug management programs
  4. Government building K-9 bed bug inspections
  5. Scheduling Flexibility
  6. Safe and environmentally friendly solutions
  7. Discreet service-we do not have signage on vehicles.  The reason for this is that we want you to feel assured about confidentiality
  8. Bed bug pre-remediation prep services
  9. Client education about bed bug habits, how to pack/unpack to avoid bed bug infestation
  10.  Commercial and residential K-9 inspections



All you Need to Know about Pet Removal Companies

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You may have heard of numerous removal companies, specialising in house removals, office
removals etc., but did you know that there are companies that offer specialist pet removal services?
Well, if you didn’t know, then you do now! This article aims to provide you with all the information
you could want about pet removers and pet removal companies.

Some companies offer national pet removal services, whilst some go that extra step and offer
international removal services, should you be moving overseas etc. All you need to know about Pet removal Companies All you Need to Know about Pet Removal Companies

To pet owners, a pet is much more than just a pet. As they become integrated in your family, they
become a part of the family – an active member so to say. Just as family members, pets become
used to certain people, foods, environments and lifestyles. So moving homes will affect your
pet just as much as it will affect you and your family members. Pets become easily distressed by
moving, because pets do not necessarily like change. Therefore, you want to try and make the whole
experience as comfortable for them as is possible.

So you are in the process of moving homes. You have your removals planned, your items are packed
appropriately and you’ve managed to hire the right service to get your belongings to your new
destination. What happens to your pet? How are they going to arrive at the new destination – their
new house?

You may decide that you are going to take your pet with you in your own vehicle, which is a good
idea since they will be with you and feel safe and secure. However, if you do not own a vehicle or if
your car is full then taking your pet with you is out of the question.

That is where pet removal companies are the answers to your prayers. Pet removers are specially
trained people who are also animal lovers, meaning that your pet will not be in the custody of
someone who is just ‘doing their job’. Not only do they safely move your pet to their new home, but
they also look after your pet while it’s in their care. Therefore, the welfare of your pet will not be an
issue and doesn’t have to haunt you.

Removal companies do ask for a little assistance from you which will help the move go more
smoothly. There are a few things that pet removers ask from you. You are asked not to feed your
pets at least three hours before the move. When a pet experiences anxiety, they are prone to
nausea etc. and feeding them before the move is going to make them more likely to experience
vomiting or diarrhoea.

Your pet can feel more comfortable if they have their bed, toy, comfort blanket or something
familiar with the. This familiarity will keep them feeling secure and comfortable since your scent will
be picked up from these items.

Since pet removers will keep your pets in cages during the move. It is therefore required that your
pet is used to being in a cage. If they have never travelled in a cage, keep your pet in a cage before
the move in order to get them comfortable with being in a confined space.

Bird cages should be covered with a cloth to minimise anxiety.

Ask companies about the criteria on transporting fish since not all companies offer this service.

Pet removal companies are widely advertised on the internet and in phone books. Pet removers are
competitively priced, so it is wise to obtain a few quotes before deciding who to hire.

This guest post has been submitted by Shoreditch Movers

Cleveland Renters Complain they are Eaten Up with Bed Bugs

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From see the article ‘Cleveland Renters Eaten Up with Bed Bugs’ Bed bug infestations in apartments. Cleveland Tenants Eaten Up with Bed Bugs

Carolina Bed Bug Dog – 2 years of finding bed bugs

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It’s Carolina Bed Bug Dog’s 2nd anniversary in business! Congratulations to Abby, our super sniffing bed bug dog! Mention this post for 25.00 Discount off an initial canine bed bug inspection. Offer valid until Jan 31, 2013.

Carolina Bed Bug Dog-new customer review

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“Johnsie and Abby were a wonderful team- they responded within 3 hours to my call and were there to help me late on a Friday night. Carolina Bed Bud Dog services was responsive, thorough, and extremely helpful when my apartment had bed bugs. I received multiple follow up emails making sure that everything went smoothly with bed bug treatment, and could not be more thrilled with Johnsie McSwain’s work. I highly recommend Carolina Bed Bug Dog Services.” Ali

Bed Bugs predicted to be worse in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy

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Bed Bugs: The large number of people forced out of their homes and living in hotels and shelters or receiving donated furnishings or clothing create an increased opportunity for bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are a much greater concern in urban areas hit by the storm, such as New York City, where larger populations of people live close together and interact in enclosed spaces on a regular basis. Because of the bed bugs’ ability to “hitchhike” on people and their belongings, bed bugs can become a problem for anyone living in close quarters while displaced from their home. (Preceding information attributed to NPMA)

Identifying and Inspecting for bed bugs video courtesy of Cornell University

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This is a great video to demonstrate how to inspect for bed bugs. Check it out.
Finding Bed Bugs

FSI K9 Academy: this is where Carolina Bed Bug Dog, Abby, was trained

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David Latimer, Master Trainer introduces his K9 academy FSI Canine Academy