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    • 1. © MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 2. • Inspection reports enable CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE property owners to AWARDED TO demonstrate to tenants and YOUR COMPANY NAME Merrill’s K-9 Detection Services completed an inspection for prospective buyers that an any signs of bed b ugs on (DATE) Awarded this ___ day of __________, 20__ apartment or property has been inspected for bed Presenter Name and Title bugs© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 3. • Bed bug detection dogs are a viable and scientifically-proven alternative to traditional methods of pest detection.• A 2008 report by the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology endorsed bed bug detection dogs by stating that the “reliability of the dogs has been impressive provided they are properly trained. • Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Urban Pests William H Robinson and niel Bajomi (editors), 2008© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 4. • Dogs are a safer alternative to pesticide use as a management strategy. • If the K-9 teams can find out exactly where bed bugs are located, they can minimize the area that needs to be sprayed. • Dogs can smell at minimum 40- 400 times better than humans and properly trained can detect bed bugs through all life cycle phases from eggs to nymphs to adults.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 5. • Bed bug detection is complicated by the fact that the insects can hide almost anywhere. • Bed bug detection dogs solve this problem because they are small and agile, finding bugs in places humans cannot such as wall voids, crevices and furniture gaps.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 6. • The bedbugs don’t emit BEHIND CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL an odor that the human nose can detect.• The smell, described by some entomologists as sweet and sickly, is something dogs can be trained to sniff out, much the same way they can be trained to detect explosives and narcotics.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 7. © MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 8. PEST PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION K9 UNIT INSPECTION Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs, approximately 40-60% nymphs, and eggs, 97% or above Inspection durations ranging from 20 Inspection durations ranging from 2-15 minutes to 1 hour minutes Moderate level of disruption to occupant Minimal to no disruption to occupant. (dismantling of bed, moving of furniture, etc.) Detection is limited to visual inspection Detection has no limitations in cluttered area only areas, inside upholstered surfaces, mattress seams, beneath carpet, behind baseboards, etc.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 9. • Property Management Professionals reported seeing increases in number of bed bug work at college dorms, hotels, nursing homes, office buildings, schools & daycare centers, hospitals, public transportation & movie theaters compared to last year. • College dorms: 54 % compared to 35% in 2010 • Hotels/motels: 80 % compared to 67% • Nursing homes: 46% compared to 25% • Office buildings: 38% compared to 18% • Schools & daycare centers: 36% compared to 10% • Hospitals: 31% compared to 12% • Public transportation: 18% compared to 9% • Movie theaters: 17% compared to 5% © MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    • 10. NPMA conducted two industry surveys & a consumer survey over the past two years• 73% of consumer respondents believe bed bug infestations in the U.S. are increasing• Nearly 80% saw, heard or read about bed bugs over the past few months• 78% concerned about encountering bed bugs at hotels; 52% on public transportation; 49% at movie theaters; 44% at retail stores• 25% had checked a hotel room for bed bugs; 12 percent had cancelled or altered travel plans due to concern about encountering bed bugs © MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    • 11. • With the increase in global travel and shared living accommodations, bed bugs have become more prevalent.. • Restrictions on the use of stronger pesticides may be factors that have led to the relatively recent increase in bed bug infestations.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 12. • Bedbugs are most often found in hotels, shelters, dormitories and apartment complexes where lots of people come and go. • Because bedbugs hide in small crevices, they can hitch a ride into your home on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes, and other objects.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 13. • Our services are always • We are an independent bed bug confidential detection service, offering targeted searches, post-• Our vehicles are unmarked treatment searches, and pro-• Our teams do not wear any active detection. logos or markings to indicate the • We do not apply pesticides, nor purpose of their presence do we profit from a relationship with a pest control company© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 14. A Pest Control Operator (PCO) conducts a visual inspection painstakingly searchingalong seams and tufts of furniture, mattresses, drapes, behind headboards, electricalswitch plates, picture frames – all choice locations for a bedbug colony to comfortablyhide undetectedA detection dog locates the bed bug by using their nose. The dog identifies andhones in on the source of the scent picture. For example, while you are able toidentify the fragrance of a freshly baked apple pie; a dog is able to identify eachingredient within the pie’s scent picture – eggs, lard, apples, sugar, lemon, butter,flour, water and cinnamon.© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 15. • THEY WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY• RESULTS ARE ACCURATE, VERIFIABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE• WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO VERIFYY OUR RESULTS• WE HAVE 24 HOUR SERVICE AND WILL RETURN YOUR CALLS IMMEDIATELY© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 16. © MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.
    • 17. www.merrillsinvestigations.com 207-685-7309 843-436-0159© MERRILLS DETECTOR DOGS. ALL RIGHTSRESERVED.