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  1. JByrdNYC

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 11:07:43
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    Anybody have any experience with NewYorkBedbugDogs.com? We found one stray bedbug on a teeshirt (while I was wearing it, ick!), and panicked and called them to do a k9 inspection w/o doing much research. The dog indicated for bugs in our living room couch, but the inspector said he doesn't believe in visual inspections, and since we found a bug, that should be enough.

    Should we get a second opinion? No one has been getting any bites, and we see no sign of bedbugs other than the one we found. Could I have just picked it up on the subway?

  2. BigDummy

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 12:40:56
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    I don't believe in inspectors that don't believe in visual inspections.
    If you can't show me a bed bug why would I give you money...

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 12:47:43
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    I'm with Big Dummy.

    Do you still have your bug sample? If so, can you post a photo?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  4. JByrdNYC

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 14:02:01
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    I can try to post a picture when I get home later. But it's definitely a bedbug, I've unfortunately had extensive experience with them in the past. (7 years ago, 5 apartments ago, definitely not a carry-over issue.)

    I'm so annoyed, I don't know what to do now. After I posted, I did a really thorough inspection of the couch and chairs in the living room and didn't find anything. But supposedly the dog did. And there was the one. What's the next step?

  5. BigDummy

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 14:31:44
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    Message member KillerQueen, he's a PCO that's based in NYC.

  6. P Bello

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 14:45:45
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    Ahhh . . .

    the old K9 alert no human visual inspection/confirmation trick . . .

    Hmmm . . .

    . . . since dogs can't talk and can't tell us for sure where the bed bugs they're alerting to may be located, it's both recommended and wise to do a visual confirmation with a hominid which is preferably a human.

    If they refuse to do a confirmation and/or can't find a bed bug then we need to ask ourselves why and on what is the dog alerting in the first place ???

    K9s are a viable tool when used correctly !

    However, it sounds as if you need a second opinion from an experienced and competent bed bug professional.

    pjb

  7. potomaccanine

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Aug 29 2014 18:40:29
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    Show me the bug....A visual inspection should be done every time. And then if the dog alerts, a visual verification must be done. That's the way to do it.
    Their website claims that their dogs are 96-98 percent accurate. No dog is. They claim to be certified but don't mention with who or if it's current. Things that make ya go hmmm.....


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