Action Termite and Pest Control Serving New York

NYC Bed Bug Dog & Bed Bug Exterminator has been dedicated pest control exterminating for over 40 years. We currently provides bed bug pest control services for New York area .  Our technicians follow the Integrated Pest Management methodology to provide you with the most effective bed bug pest control with our nationally know bed bug dogs. NYC Bed Bug Dog & Bed Bug Exterminator provides bed bug treatment, termite control, commercial pest control, bird control, rodent control and is a nationally recognized leader in bed bug dog inspection services and bed bug control.

Specially trained dogs hunt bedbugs

With humans seemingly fighting a losing battle against the little pests, who better to turn to then man’s best friend? Steve Rozek of Action Termite and Pest Control, along with one of his specially trained bedbug-sniffing dogs, Rex, joins TODAY’s Lester Holt and Jenna Wolfe.

As seen on TV and through out the country in the national media! Action’s bed bug division has been featured in the NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Early Show, Animal Planet, Atlantic Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, WPIX NYC, and many more!


Sniff factor – (Michael Nagle / For The Times)

Sara the Bed Bug Dog, Sniffing out bed bugs in New Jersey, NYC, and Philly. Contact us directly to set up a bed bug dog inspection.

Bed Bug Dogs are trained to seek out and find any possible bed bug infestations. The accuracy of the bed bug dog is unmatched and provides as useful tool in the elimination of bed bug infestations.

About Action Termite and Pest Control: Action Termite and Pest Control of New Jersey has been dedicated to delivering prompt and professional pest control services for over 40 years. Family owned for three generations and quality control oriented, Action is your true source for dependable pest control service. Action’s technicians receive on-going training on Local, State, and National procedures and laws.

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ACCURATE PROVEN TRUSTED – A trained professional inspector will only detect visible signs of bed bugs in a room with an accuracy rate of only about 30%. To find activity inside walls, baseboards, even under carpets, a room would have to otherwise be stripped down beyond the bare walls! Due to a dog’s keen sense of smell, our trained dog can detect bed bugs even inside walls – with 90% accuracy, making his inspection a more thorough and accurate one. A more accurate detection means that if there is bed bug activity, our dog will be alerted to it and control measures can begin. Also note, no preps are needed prior to the dog.

Action Appears on Front Page of Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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(Michael Nagle / For The Times)

Sara checks an apartment in Jersey City, N.J. Bed bugs have invaded city after city in the last four years,
leaving painful skin welts and pricey pest control bills from Boston to San Francisco.


Bedroom search

(Michael Nagle / For The Times)

ara will “alert” her handler, Rich Wilbert, when she picks up signs of bed bugs, which hide during the day in wall cracks,
behind light switches or in other dark places.


Mattress check

(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Many pest control companies especially those that use bed-bug detection dogs are riding high despite the economic recession.


Signs of bed bugs

(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Rich Wilbert points out evidence of bed bugs in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J.


Crib check

(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Rich Wilbert searches for bed bugs with Sara in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J.

A Dogged Pursuit of Bedbugs

There’s high demand for dogs that are trained to track down the tiny, bloodsucking parasites, which have invaded cities in the last four years.

Reporting from Asbury Park, N.J. – Sara pulled on her leash, sniffing up one side of a cluttered bedroom and snuffling down the other. The black Labrador retriever suddenly sat beside an armchair.

Rich Wilbert, her handler, flipped the chair over and poked at the stuffing and seams. He spotted pin-sized drops of human blood — clear signs of an infestation of bed bugs in the small apartment.

“Good girl, Sara,” Wilbert said. He fed her a few treats from a bag as a co-worker made a note to treat the room with insecticide. Sara went back to searching for Cimex lectularius, as she does six days a week.

A working dog’s life is not easy. Some canines gain glory by sniffing out bombs, drugs or land mines, but most do less glamorous labor. Beagles hunt home-munching termites, terriers track toxic fumes from Chinese drywall, and collies chase Canada geese off golf courses.

Bed bugs are the latest dirty job. Largely eradicated in the United States after World War II, the tiny, bloodsucking parasites have invaded city after city in the last four years, leaving painful skin welts and pricey pest control bills from Boston to San Francisco.

One result: Many pest control companies — especially those that use bed bug detection dogs — are riding high despite the economic recession.

They typically charge $500 to $1,000 to treat a small apartment or office. That buys a trained dog to detect the reddish-brown vermin, heavy applications of sprayed steam and chemicals to kill the insects and their eggs, and a follow-up visit with the dog to make certain the nasty nocturnal varmints are really gone.

Bed bugs hide during the day in wall cracks, behind light switches, or in other dark places. But the dogs sniff along baseboards, beds and furniture for the pheromones, the faint chemical odor that the insects emit to signal one another, and then alert the handler of an enemy invasion.

At Action Termite and Pest Control, based in Toms River, N.J., general manager John Russell said his business has grown by 30% this year thanks to Sara, Rex and Cassie, his three dogs. He is adding to his 46-member staff and plans to buy a fourth dog.

“The phone has been ringing off the hook,” he said. “We used to get maybe one or two calls a year. Now we get 10 to 15 a day.”

Among the recent jobs: an $80,000 contract to eradicate bed bugs from four apartment blocks owned by the Atlantic City Housing Authority. His dogs also sniffed their way through two office towers in mid-Manhattan and a luxury hotel in Philadelphia.


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