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Action Termite and Pest Control has been dedicated to delivering prompt and professional pest control exterminating for over 40 years. Action currently provides pest control services for New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Action technicians follow the Integrated Pest Management methodology to provide you with the most effective pest control solution possible.
Action provides 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.
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Action Wins New & Innovative Award from AAGP
Philadelphia Property Managers Swarm Action Booth for Bed Bug Control Expertise
Appearing in Photo: Steven Rozek, John Russell and Michael Russell accepting AAGP New & Innovative Award
April 14, 2010, Toms River, New Jersey: Action Termite and Pest Control is pleased to be honored by the Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia at the AAGP 2010 Trade Show. Action received the New & Innovative Award for its booth's impact on the show.
In bright yellow and black with a wealth of expert information relating to bed bug dog inspections and bed bug control for Multi-Family Housing, Action attracts big crowds at the 2010 show. In addition to a highly visible booth, great giveaways, and a friendly staff, Action showcased the incredible talents of Sara the Bed Bug Dog.
"The AAGP 2010 Tradeshow was a great success for Action Termite and Pest Control" commented John Russell, President. "The contacts we made in this well organized one day show have been astounding. The reception we received from the AAGP was warm and helpful. We look forward to many years of serving the AAGP Members and enjoying the hospitality of the AAGP staff. We are very proud to receive the New & Innovative Award from the AAGP and are pleased at the recognition for our technicians, office staff, sales staff, our incredible bed bug dogs, and to our marketing department."
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Action Welcomes Former Police K-9 Officer to Bed Bug Dog Inspection Team
New Head Canine Trainer Takes the Helm of Growing Division
Photo Courtesy of David Kendrick - "David brings a fresh perspective to the Action Bed Bug Dog Division and has bolstered a team that is already nationally recognized as a leader in Canine Scent Detection" commented John Russell, General Manager.
March 11, 2009, Toms River, New Jersey: Action Termite and Pest Control is pleased to welcome former Woodbridge, New Jersey, Police K-9 Officer, David Kendrick to our growing bed bug control division. David is a highly decorated officer whose received meritorious citation and life saving awards. David is also a city Councilman for Ocean Gate, New Jersey.
"David is a wonderful addition to our bed bug division and is expected to offer expertise to our dog handlers that will be invaluable" commented General Manager, John Russell. "David's positive effect on our dog teams has already seen benefits by developing new training methods and perfecting our dog handlers performances."
The recent rise of bed bug infestations throughout the United States has seen the development of certified bed bug dogs to help speed up the inspections, as well as, the accuracy of detection. Action currently has three bed bug dogs, Sara, Rex and Cassie, with a fourth dog on the way. Each dog receives over 800 hours of training on the detection of bed bugs. Each dog is trained in the same manor as a narcotic, arson, or other search dog by a certified master trainer.
The addition of David to Action's Bed Bug Detection offers Action great flexibility and depth. David's former training as a Police K-9 Officer will bring an added benefit to our customers that are searching for the most effective Bed Bug Dogs available with the best trained handlers.
"This is a fantastic company built on nearly 40 years of customer service with goals of providing proven solutions to people who are dealing with this horrible pest (bed bug) infestation" commented David. "Work dogs are only as good as their handlers and trainers and from what I have witnessed Action is the best. Action's reputation for being the most effective bed bug dog inspection team and providing superior bed bug control methods is well known, nevertheless, my goal is to help make the team better and the dogs more effective."
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.
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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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.
(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.
(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.
(Michael Nagle / For The Times)
Rich Wilbert searches for bed bugs with Sara in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J.
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