Bed Bug Detection
Bed bugs have become more common in the Charlotte area. For this reason, Charlotte bed bug control is a service that is growing in demand. Killingsworth uses a combination of bug sniffing dogs and thermal heat remediation. Our Charlotte bed bug treatment doesn't start until one of our dogs has evaluated the situation.
When we start the bed bug inspection we first evaluate the room and determine where to place our heaters. We then remove items from the room, flip the mattress, and pull out drawers. We recommend that homeowners bag up their clothes and put them in the dryer. We can send you a bed bug checklist prior to us arriving.
Meet Our Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs
Bandit A.K.A. “Mr. K” is a Jack Russell Terrier and is the senior member of our K-9 team. He has been on the job with us since he was one year old in 2007! Bandit has single-handedly put thousands of homes in the Charlotte area under a termite damage warranty as well as calmed the fear of bedbugs for hundreds of homeowners! His favorite word is “outside”, and he loves to be lazy on the weekends.
Lady (Lady K)
Lady is a Jack Russell Terrier mix. Lady was rescued from the pound by Tampa, Florida's K-9 Academy where she originally received her scent detection training. She has been a bed bug/termite detection K-9 with Killingsworth Environmental since 2009 and is currently working in the Charlotte area. She spends her time off residing in a small town in South Carolina with her handler, Kendell Alexander and his family.
Bella (Mrs. K)
Bella is a Fox-Terrier mix. Bella was rescued from the Humane Society where she originally received her scent detection training. She has been a bed bug/termite detection K-9 with Killingsworth Environmental since 2008 and is currently working in the Charlotte area. Bella enjoys her day at work by training, detecting bed bugs or termites at someone's home, and listening to sports radio in the car with her K-9 handler Joe Pennino. Her time off from work is spent with her handler at his home in Charlotte, NC.
Dodger (Dr. K)
Dodger A.K.A. “Dr. K,” has been a welcome addition to the Killingsworth Environmental K-9 Scent Detection Team. He is a Jack Russell terrier mix, and we think he has a lot of Jack Russell in him! His vibrant personality and “let’s get to work attitude” has quickly made him one of our customer’s favorite dogs. His specialty pertains to making sure your home or business is bed bug free. He is one of three, “live only” bed bug sniffing K-9s we have on staff. His handler, Matt Chaney, has several years of experience and has Dodger ready to work at a moments notice. During Dodger's down time, he enjoys resting and getting ready for the next call.
Tango has to be one of the hardest working K-9 Scent Detection dogs that we have on staff. When his handler, Cliff McLain, tells him it's time to work, you better get out of the way! Because of his up-tempo personality, he can find “live only” bed bugs in no time. Cliff has over a decade of experience with Killingsworth Environmental, and has transitioned over to become a valuable team player in the K-9 Scent Detection Team. When Tango decides to take a break, he enjoys spending some quality time with Cliff, reflecting on their day.
Buckshot is just as his name describes him! He is full of life, loves to work, and can make your heart melt. His handler, Josh Cunningham, has been a wonderful Killingsworth employee for several years. This dynamic duo has taken the bed bug industry by storm! Buckshot is our third “live only” bed bug sniffing K-9, and has formed a dynamic partnership with Josh very quickly. If you ever have the opportunity to meet this amazing duo, you will never forget them. When both of these guys aren’t chasing down bed bugs, they enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet at Josh’s home in Charlotte, NC.