In 2009 there were 10,985 bed bug complaints in New York. There are many victims who don’t make a complaint to the government. Also there are those that don’t have a skin reaction to bed bug bites and so they don’t know they have an infestation. Some people don’t say anything about having a bed bug infestation because they think it’s embarrassing.
Bed bugs are also a big problem in New Jersey and other states. A National Pest Management Association spokeswoman stated “It’s a plague, an epidemic.”
Bed bug infestations are horrible for apartment landlords due to the cost of bed bug treatments for multiple apartment units and because bed bug infestations can cause renters to move out and cause those looking for an apartment to look elsewhere.
Well trained bed bug detection dogs are very skilled at finding bed bugs. They are superior to humans at finding the odious insects. Bed bug sniffing dogs can be very helpful to apartment building owners and others that think they have a bed bug infestation.