Yesterday in the news there was an article highlighting the influx of bedbugs in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living situations. Nip It teams have been called in all those situations. It’s so critical to be able to find those bugs before they really settle in for the long haul! It’s a perfect situation to call in the dogs!
Treating with chemicals without knowing if the bedbugs are really there, or where they are is pretty much an exercise in futility. Wasting money and resources and exposing people to chemicals that may cause unknown harm.
Go green! Call in the dogs!!
Bed bugs seem to love the Buckeye state these days. Seems they got a little tired of the NYC scene where the abounded a few years back, and moved over to the inviting Midwest. How can we blame these pesky hitchhikers for settling into the good life right in the heart of the USA. 3 Ohio cities are ranking in the top 10 of bed bug complaints per the rankings recently published.
Nip It got its start to help solve the problem. Believing as we still do, that finding them is half the battle, or maybe even more than half the battle. And making sure treatment really got them all is critical. We see every day why a well trained, experienced, certified dog team adds great value in solving the growing Ohio problem. Maybe with increased consumer education, conscientious pest management professionals, and some talented canines (Nips, Rocket, and Dj Jones come to mind) we can lose this Ohio ranking of 3 cities in the top 10 of bed bug infested cities.
We were in the news again! Julie Washington from the Plain Dealer gets into it with Dan, Nips, and Liz. Full article below.
Euclid service uses dog’s nose to sniff out bedbugs
By Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer
on March 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM, updated March 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Dan Hernandez is a nice guy, but he gave me a serious case of the creeps.
We were sitting in his mom’s Euclid home talking about bedbugs. The house is not infested, so I didn’t have to worry on that score. What made my skin crawl was his revelation that he keeps a colony of live bedbugs at his home.
He needs them to keep his dog, Nips, who is trained to detect live bedbugs by scent, in practice. Hernandez, 23, assured me that he keeps the bedbugs — a pest that’s hard to detect and eradicate — inside multiple vials and mini-aquariums.
Feeling a sickly fascination, I asked two things: How did he feed them? And when does he tell potential girlfriends about the bedbugs in the closet?
Hernandez confessed that he makes the ultimate sacrifice, letting the bloodsuckers suck his blood through a tiny mesh screen.dan, liz, media, nips, plain dealer
We were recently featured in CBC Magazine! Take a look.
in the green | canine crusader gets the best of bed bugs
By Stephanie Davis
Bed bugs in Northeast Ohio beware: Dan Hernandez and his beagle/Jack Russell mix, Nips, are on a mission to track them down.
Their team effort is the focal point of Nip It Canine Bed Bug Detection Service. Hernandez, who is certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association, is the handler. Nips, a trained scent detection dog, is highly skilled (approximately 90 percent accuracy) to sniff out hidden bed bugs in every place imaginable, from houses and apartment buildings to office buildings, nursing homes, hospitals, and even schools.CBC, cleveland, media