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[Requesting] NYC K9 /sniffing dog/ Canine recommendation

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  1. killdienow

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Feb 22 2012 21:48:03
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    hi there.
    looks like all the posts are old or perhaps im not forum savvy, but!
    i need a rec for a great NYC firm.

    my building is contracted with western who brought a dog, found bugs with it (no visible proof) but the visible proof was in the 2 dead bugs post spray.

    now they wont bring in a dog again. im not unpacking until i know these f-ers are dead/gone.

    ive had 2 mild itchy spots in the last week. worried they can be bites.

    all that aside: i need a dog rec!
    thanks!

    Moderator: Edited title to make clear that you are asking for, not making, a recommendation

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Feb 22 2012 23:20:23
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    I am not sure which dogs in NYC have a good reputation right now.

    These threads may help. Please also read our FAQ on dogs-- we recommend you hire a team where the handler visually verifies all alerts.

    And please take recommendations here with a grain of salt, especially if they come from someone without a lot of posts.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. DougSummersMS

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Thu Feb 23 2012 0:40:10
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    Check out 5 Star Environments in New York.

    Experienced bed bug specialists with reliable K9 services.

    I worked with them with on a large project in Florida recently.

    There are some older threads with positive feedback from members... if you run a search

    (Disclosure: 5 Star Environments utilizes K9s trained by Florida Canine Academy... I have a business relationship with this company)

  4. killdienow

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Feb 29 2012 14:59:32
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    my infestation was so low, the first dog hired by building dis not visually confirm. they said "you wouldnt see them" so far this is true. no human has seen anything! except my first sighting which led me to this. the dog was right as i found 2 dead bugs after the spray.

    my concern with "find me the bugs" is that human oversight will call the dog wrong when maybe its right.

    im grateful for the dog that smelled my bugs! landlord was ready to wash hands.
    im so angry with my building.

    !

    ok done griping. ill check out above company and thanks nobugs for your great moderating

  5. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Feb 29 2012 15:08:41
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    Thanks for the kind words, killdienow.

    I am not an expert but my understanding is that a visual inspection which finds no bed bugs or signs after a dog alerts does not mean you don't have bed bugs. It is inconclusive.

    However, keep in mind a dog alert with no visual inspection is also inconclusive.

    At least if the handler has a policy of visually searching after a dog alerts, s/he has a shot at finding bed bugs. The dog is helping him/her narrow in, so the idea is that this is easier than a human working alone spotting evidence in a low-level infestation.


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