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  1. sleeptitesoon

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    The second part of my beautiful adventure is wondering if I've affected my parents house with my own a bedbug situation. They live in a semi country setting, a big house with lots of wood and linen and rugs.. I stay there in the guest room about two or three nights a month. I was a little alarmed by some of the signs I found there, some markings on the sheet and cast skins, and I had to visual inspections done. Both say they can come up with no signs of bedbugs. But I'm not quite satisfied since I know they can hide in a house like that especially if the room is generally vacant. So I want to bring in a canine, the company I contacted near them says that if the dog signals positive they do not confirm or with a visual inspection. From what I've read on here that's not a good sign. Their price is $400 for the inspection which would be ducted from the $1200 treatment cost. Does anyone have any advice on this who has been through canine inspection before?

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    Wed Oct 25 2017 21:24:39
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    I have been a k9 handler for 7 years...standard professional best practice is to confirm an alert with physial evidence. Also check the team's accreditation with NESDCA or WDDO.

    If a credible team is not available in your area use a passive monitor and/or an active monitor, such as the bed bug beacon or volcano with lure.

    Sheree Swindle / certified K9-assisted bed bug inspector
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    Wed Oct 25 2017 21:28:16
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    Thanks Canuck. They do have the certification. I just find it strange that they won't check for evidence afterwards. I think I'm going to read about the active monitor and try and get that. Need to get to peace of mind here! I will look for forums about the active monitor and also how to get one.

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    With no visual validation and linked to a treatment you never know if they just play on your fears and want to scam you.

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    sleeptitesoon - 11 hours ago  » 
    Thanks Canuck. They do have the certification. I just find it strange that they won't check for evidence afterwards. I think I'm going to read about the active monitor and try and get that. Need to get to peace of mind here! I will look for forums about the active monitor and also how to get one.

    "So I want to bring in a canine, the company I contacted near them says that if the dog signals positive they do not confirm or with a visual inspection."
    Not living up to their certification.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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