Why Urban Canine Pest Detection Was Created

Kim’s Personal Story

In 2009, I stayed at a brand-new five-star hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was nice. At two in the morning I was awakened by something crawling on me. I grabbed it, ran to the bathroom, tossed it in the sink and was shocked to find it was a bed bug! The sheets were dotted with my blood; they had obviously had a feast on me. I got dressed, went to the lobby, and showed the bug to the night manager. He was as shocked as I was!

Bed bugs are often associated with terrible living conditions, but they can be found anywhere at any time. Bed bugs prefer to feed on humans and are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale. They’re found in difficult to get to places like the carpet under mattresses, electrical outlets, screw holes, behind wall hangings, and along baseboards. They can even get in your cell phone and computers!

Experts believe a recent increase in bed bugs in the United States may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices.

This is the reason Urban Canine Pest Detection was created.