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records with PCO and recommendation of PCO

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  1. aaanxious

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sat Feb 2 2019 14:13:04
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    Hi

    I have a question about inspection records if I use a PCO. Will people find them out? I had a bed bug scare several months ago. Despite negative inspections from PCOs I asked for treatment anyway because I was very worried about some bites/skin reactions I had. I have not had bites/skin reaction for several months and no one have ever seen any evidence so I think I probably never had it. I'm trying to get new inspections now as a proof I don't have it now. I had a K9 inspection from an independent bed bug inspection company a month ago and it was negative. But I'm worried that the independent bed bug inspection company is not a pest control company and may not be convincing enough to others. I'm thinking of having another inspection from a PCO. However, from what I read in this forum and in studies, K9/canine inspection sometimes give false positives. I'm afraid if I do inspection again and if I'm unlucky to get a false positive then it will be a record with a PCO that shows I have bed bugs now even though I know I don't. If e.g. in the future after I sell my place, could the buyer somehow find this record? Do PCOs report their work records to somewhere? I know I may be over-worried but overall I have been super paranoid after I had the bed bug scare. Can someone recommend a PCO that does good inspections in NJ/NYC area? Thanks a lot!

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Mon Feb 4 2019 10:08:32
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    Hi,

    I can only address the recommendation part in terms of inspections. I know, certainly when I worked with them a few years ago Dana K9 had a reliable and accurate K9 scene detection and always visually confirmed alerts.

    I would however also suggest you look at monitoring as a way to establish a better routine / response to concerns over skin reactions. Automatically jumping to the assumption it MUST be bedbugs is not a balanced one and int he case of some people because of the way it feeds their anxiety it is also not healthy.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Mon Feb 4 2019 11:02:39
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    Hi David,

    Thanks! I've ad your BB alert as well as other passive monitors for a long time and nothing ever showed up.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Mon Feb 4 2019 11:14:55
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    One of our regular techs on the site services NYC. He posts here as KillerQueen and his site is bootapest.com

    I wouldn't be concerned about records, service that you contract and pay for should be private information.
    Any dog inspection that hits on a location absolutely needs the handler to produce a live sample from that area, otherwise it's a useless service.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Hi,

    If you already have my design of Passive Monitors down (not all products that claim to be passive monitors are) for more than 21 days then I would argue what you are seeking is peace of mind and confirmation of what you already know.

    If the detection skirt remains free and you've had skin reactions then by the 14 - 21 day mark its not bedbugs.

    Therefore it might be worth addressing the anxiety loop rather than repeating the symptoms.

    David


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