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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!

Q:  Where do bed bugs hide?

A:  Bed bugs particularly like to hide in wood and fabric.  They hide in cracks and crevices, narrow spaces and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest such as: beds and bed frames, nightstands, dressers, desks, recliners and sofas.  Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in window and door casings, and other hiding places further from the bed including items attached to walls and ceilings, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and the upholstery of furniture.  Bed Bugs can be tough to eliminate.

Q:  What is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs?

A:  When researching the most effective way to combat bed bugs, it is easy to see that everyone seems to have a different approach.  Nevertheless, the most effective bed bug control always seems to have several things in common;   the use of bed bug dogs to properly detect an infestation, the application of steam to ensure the killing of the bed bug’s egg stage, the proper application of chemicals in a variety of forms (fogging, dusting, and crack and crevice,) and perhaps the most important step is the preparations made by tenants prior to treatment.

The Effective Use of Bed Bug Dogs 

There is no absolute method in the detection of Bed Bugs to date.  The closest to an absolute can be found in the recent arrival of the bed bug inspection dogs . . . At a detection accuracy rate of 98%.   Bed Bug Dogs can inspect an average one bed room apartment in about 2 minutes.  Fast and Accurate, Bed Bug Dogs help save property managers money, by only having to treat units that have been inspected and found to have an infestation.  In the past, pest control companies would require the units adjacent and the units above and below the effected units.  That means for every one unit that has bed bugs, property managers were paying for 4 additional treatments.

Bed Bug Dogs have been trained by the best in the field to be hard workers and friend to man.  Nevertheless, a truly effective Bed Bug Dog must be trained daily, kept active and healthy, and be constantly aware of his/her objectives.

Bed Bug Dogs are not pets, they are an invaluable part of a bed bug control strategy, and as such are treated with the love and respect they deserve. Amazingly, they seem unerringly eager to do their jobs, finding an obvious sense of gratification in what they do, all the while needing only the praise and love of the handlers to fuel them forward.

Bed Bug Control and Canine Team Inspections

 Q:  What does a bed bug treatment consist of?

A:  Bed Bug Treatment – When an apartment, home, or office  is listed for treatment, Action will then perform an intensive treatment to each room that bed bugs have been found in by the bed bug dog inspection.  The treatment will consist of fogging then a residual spray to all cracks and crevices.  Dusting may be performed to wall voids as well as pipe and electrical areas that lead from room to room.  Steam treatments will be performed to the mattresses and furniture.  Steaming kills all stages of bed bugs including the egg stage.  After the steaming a residual pesticide will be used in these areas.

Before and after the treatment, the tenants must do a thorough vacuuming to the entire room.  Once the rooms are vacuumed all vacuum bags must be thrown out immediately.


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.

Action Appears on Front Page of Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2009



(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.


Call now for the best in New York Bed Bug Control, NYC Bed Bug Dog Inspection Services and NY Bed Bug Treatments – 1-800-920-0906.


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