K9 Bed Bug Inspections

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K9 Bed Bug Inspections Richmond VA - How It Works

K9 Bed Bug Inspections for commercial properties is a fairly simple process. Once we have contracted the inspection, depending on the size of the complex we will show up with one or two of our certified bed bug dogs along with their handler. Once on the premises all rooms will be inspected by the handler and dogs to ensure accurate recordings and after completion of the inspections a report will be given to the property owner to discuss options. 

RVATH's K9 Division offers preventative packages that include all facets of bed bug control, our packages can be customized as well. Contact us for information.





About Our K9 Inspections Division

RVATH's K9 Division logs all inspections into a database that logs the details about each inspection. Whether the room reports a positive or negative reading it will be available in the report along with the day that the inspections happened. This allows us to keep very descriptive notes which gives us the ability to come up with the most cost efficient and successful plan for you and your property. 

We are not a cookie cutter program company. We gather information and and provide a custom plan for each individual property. Every property is different, so should the program. 

Our goal is to control the issue or keep one from occurring.


What are Bed Bugs

Bed bugs, bed-bugs, or bedbugs are parasitic insects of the cimicidae family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bedbug, is the best known, as it prefers to feed on human blood. Other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (western US), and Cimex adjunctus (entire eastern US).

The name "bed bug" derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.

*Source - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug

Why Use Heat For Bed Bug Removal

icon-green-fireHeat treatment is the safe and effective way of getting rid of bedbugs. Bed bugs can't survive temperatures above 122 degrees. Heat can kills bugs that pesticides can't and is a safer option when dealing with bed bugs. Heat can also get into areas that chemicals cannot. Some bed bugs can now resist 1,000 times the amount of pesticide that they could ten years ago. Bed bugs have evolved three biochemical defenses against pesticides: Thicker exoskeletons, stronger nervous systems and more detoxifying enzymes. 

Pesticides are not the best choice for bed bug removal anymore with the resistance they have formed. Also pesticides in a two year span chemical bed bug treatments were linked to 81 cases of pesticide poisoning. Pesticide exposure can cause skin and eye irritation, nerve damage, disruption of the endocrine systems, cancer and even death. Why risk using pesticides to perform bed bug removal? One heat treatment can eliminate bed bugs where pesticide treatments can take up to three treatments.

RVA Thermal Heat K9 did a great job in a troubling situation. They were discreet and respectful of how we felt during the whole process. I highly recommend their services. They helped me out tremendously

William - Owner