Sniff Guard

Sniff Guard: Proactive Bed Bug Detection for Businesses

Protect your brand, your guests, and your bottom line with Potomac Working Dogs’ Sniff Guard program.

Bed bugs are more than just a nuisance; they’re a PR nightmare waiting to happen. Once they infest your business, the consequences can be devastating:

  • Negative reviews and plummeting customer satisfaction: Imagine the online backlash after guests encounter itchy bites or suspect an infestation at your hotel, Airbnb, or other facility. A single negative review can spread like wildfire, turning away potential customers and damaging your reputation.
  • Lost revenue and potential closures: Infestations can force temporary closures, disrupting operations and leading to lost revenue. Hotels may face cancellations and room closures, while businesses like rehab facilities, colleges, and even real estate deals can be delayed or jeopardized.
  • Public image damage and legal threats: News of a bed bug infestation can severely damage your brand image, impacting trust and leading to potential legal action from affected customers or employees.

Early detection is your best defense. Studies show that identifying an infestation in its early stages can reduce remediation costs by as much as 80%. A 2019 study by the National Pest Management Association found that the average cost of treating a bed bug infestation in hotels is $2,880, while a 2018 study by Purdue University estimated the average cost for multi-unit housing at $3,000. These numbers pale in comparison to the potential costs to your reputation:

  • A 2015 study by Cornell University found that hotels with negative online reviews can experience a 10% decrease in bookings.
  • A 2017 study by Deloitte found that 74% of consumers are willing to pay more for a product or service from a company with a good reputation.

Why Sniff Guard?

Sniff Guard is your proactive solution to preventing these disastrous scenarios. Our highly trained canine detection teams visit your facility monthly, meticulously sniffing out even the smallest traces of bed bugs before they have a chance to become a full-blown problem. These pups are your early warning system, protecting your reputation by:

  • Identifying infestations early before they can inflict financial and reputational damage.
  • Demonstrating proactive pest control and commitment to hygiene, showcasing your dedication to guest and employee safety.
  • Providing unbiased, accurate detection with our canine partners, ensuring confidence and transparency in your pest control efforts.

Benefits for Different Industries:

  • Hotels and AirBNBs: Protect your guests from itchy bites and negative reviews. Showcase your commitment to hygiene and attract discerning travelers. Monthly checkups prevent infestations from spreading between rooms and ruining seasons.
  • Rehab Facilities: Ensure patient comfort and hygiene while adhering to strict healthcare regulations. Early detection minimizes risks for vulnerable populations and prevents potential outbreaks.
  • Colleges and Universities: Safeguard students’ dorms and prevent infestations from spreading across campus. Monthly sniffs provide peace of mind for parents and demonstrate a proactive approach to health and safety.
  • Realtors: Protect client investments and avoid costly delays in property sales. Sniff Guard ensures properties are bed bug-free, giving you a competitive edge and preventing potential lawsuits.

The Time Factor:

Bed bugs are prolific breeders, with eggs hatching into adults in as little as 37 days. This rapid life cycle makes monthly searches crucial for preventing small infestations from exploding into a major problem. The Sniff Guard Program’s regular monitoring proactively tackles this threat, saving you time, money, and reputational damage.

Additional Benefits:

  • Transparency and Trust: Our unbiased detection reports showcase your commitment to pest control and build trust with customers and employees.
  • Marketing Advantage: Highlight your participation in Sniff Guard to attract customers who value hygiene and proactive pest management.

Join the Sniff Guard Program today!

Contact Potomac Working Dogs to learn more about Sniff Guard and how it can safeguard your specific business. We offer flexible scheduling and competitive rates to suit your needs. Don’t wait for a bed bug nightmare to strike – invest in peace of mind and reputation with Sniff Guard!