Bed Bug Detection Service Launches Preventative Programs for Real Estate Industry

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Bed Bug Super Dogs, an independent, NESDCA-certified bed bug detection service for the real estate industry, has announced a series of programs designed for owners and managers of commercial and residential property seeking to prevent the spread of bed bugs, reduce the cost of extermination and limit liability.

Bed Bug Super Dogs, an independent, NESDCA-certified bed bug detection service for the real estate industry, has announced a series of programs designed for owners and managers of commercial and residential property seeking to prevent the spread of bed bugs, reduce the cost of extermination and limit liability.

BBSD programs, including quarterly proactive inspections, help to increase control over the bed bug situation for owners and managers of commercial and residential property, as well as for those who operate hotels and educational and health care institutions. Periodic proactive inspections are now becoming standard practice for many owners and managers.

BBSD, which is based in New York City and operates nationally, will also now offer pre-occupancy inspections of vacant space, enabling owners to represent to prospective tenants and purchasers that NESDCA-certified canines have not detected bed bugs at the time of inspection. This service enhances an owners' ability to market a space and establishes a documented baseline if incidents arise in the future. This inspection can be combined with an inspection of the tenant's space immediately following a move-in to identify bed bugs that might have been newly introduced to the building.

"It is critical to document the status of a space for owners and managers who are seeking to address the possible introduction and spread of bed bugs," said BBSD CEO David Baer. "This helps to protect owners and operators as the threat of litigation and landlord/tenant disputes increases."

BBSD's proactive inspection and documentation programs increase owners' ability to identify the source of an infestation, manage remediation and demonstrate a professional response if required in a dispute.

BBSD's post-inspection reporting includes canine/handler training and certification, inspection protocol and detailed charting using electronic or hard-copy floor plans. BBSD is entirely independent with no relationships to exterminators, enabling it to provide no-conflict inspections.

"Surprisingly, many property owners and managers have found that the psychological and public image components of a bed bug infestation are as important to address as the infestation itself," Baer said. "The stigma and anxiety related to an infestation can have a serious affect on a business."

All BBSD personnel sign confidentiality agreements and operate at the highest levels of professionalism, said Baer. As part of its services BBSD will help to educate and counsel tenants and employees concerned about the spread of bed bugs, offering detailed information on prevention, early detection and remediation options.

"Bed bugs are extremely elusive and difficult to manage," Baer said. "Our programs are designed to help owners and property managers get control of a potentially damaging situation in a cost-effective way."

About Bed Bug Super Dogs

Bed Bug Super Dogs is New York City's foremost bed bug inspection and remediation firm serving owners and managers of commercial, residential and retail property. The company uses highly trained scent dogs and certified handlers, providing thorough and discreet detection services throughout the East Coast and to institutions nationally. Bed Bug Super Dogs is positioned to accommodate corporate clients and owners of multi-family portfolios who require a program of ongoing inspections to prevent an infestation and resulting reputation damage. Visit http://www.BedBugSuperDogs.com, or call 646 599-9986 for more information.

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