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Pantry Pest Prevention: Who Else is Eating Your Cereal?

Posted on: January 1, 2020 by in Pest Elimination
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Ever walked into the pantry, excited for a delicious snack, when you see… the ants have beaten you to it. It’s not a great feeling; not will you have to throw away any open food, but you also have to try and get rid of them before the whole nest marches in to steal your food. It sucks.

So, what can you do to prevent these pantry raiders from finding their way in? Here are 5 tips to keep your pantry pest-free.


  1. Make Use of Jars and Tupperware

If you’re not someone who hoards Tupperware, it’s time to start. Keeping any food in its original packaging is, unfortunately, inviting pests into your pantry. We can pick up the phone and order food whenever we like, but our household pests still have to go on the hunt for great sources of food, and your pantry is like hitting the jackpot – and they’re not going to give it up without a fight. Put everything in glass, plastic, or metal airtight containers. (Your food will last longer, too!)


  1. Clean Shelves Frequently

Even if you put all your food in airtight containers, you’ll likely drop crumbs when you take food out. Consider the size of a crumb and the size of an ant’s mouth and you’ll see why they’re so determined to get into your pantry even if there aren’t any packets to get into. Wipe shelves almost as often as you wipe your kitchen countertops (which also helps prevent these pests).


  1. Use Lemon Scented Cleaning Products

While DIY attempts to eradicate a pest infestation probably won’t be enough to tackle the problem, they will help you repel rodents from your pantry. Many insects are supposedly repelled by lemon and other strong scents, and if nothing else it will help cover the smell of food that attracts them in the first place.


  1. Block Entrances

If you’ve ever seen a pest in your pantry it’s time to think about where and how they’re getting in. A spider or two may crawl under the door because they like the dry and dark room, but they won’t be interested in your food. Ants and mice, however, are finding their way in elsewhere. Look around the pantry walls and block any possible entry points.


  1. Check Packaging

Want to know a creepy fact? Some pests make their way into your home by hitching a ride on or in the food you buy at the store. Check for broken packaging at the store and move your food into your airtight containers and throw away the packaging as soon as you get home. When you buy fruit and vegetables, wash them and move them straight into your refrigerator or a container.


These tips will significantly decrease your likelihood of a pest infestation in your pantry, but if you find yourself in a losing battle, it’s time to call in the experts. ProChem Proactive [link:], based in Las Vegas, guarantees your pest problem will be completely eliminated. If you need us, click here to get an instant free quote [link:] or call us on 866-674-7779.



How You Can Save Money on Pest Control in 2020

Posted on: December 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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Whether you’re a new Nevada homeowner, business owner, or have just had to deal with the sting of a costly repair bill, being proactive about your pest control is a great way to protect the value of your property and avoid expensive repairs. How can you be proactive? With a yearly treatment plan.


Set Up a Yearly Treatment Plan

We see all too many people who leave a pest problem until the pests force their hand and leave them with costly repair bills. The best way to avoid this is to be proactive about your pest control and set up a yearly treatment plan.

We get regular doctor checkups, we maintain our vehicles, so it only makes sense to do the same for our pest control. What can a yearly treatment plan manage?


  1. Rodents in Residences and Businesses

Rodents can quickly become a problem, especially if they believe there is enough food and water to breed in large numbers. Roof rats and mice are common in residential homes, especially in the winter when they seek out warm places to sleep, but rats can be a major problem in commercial settings.

Regardless of the location, rodents easily spread disease, ruin merchandise and belongings with their droppings, and damage your property. A yearly treatment plan will help you keep your property free of rodents.


  1. Bedbugs in Homes and Hotels

If you’re in the hospitality industry, you’ve likely dealt with bedbugs. These horrid creatures infest soft furnishings, beds, and even small cracks in the décor if they can and come out to feed on your human guests. Worst of all, they are easily transported on items of clothing and suitcases, so it’s important you regularly deal with bedbugs to prevent infestation and bad reviews from unhappy customers. Of course, if you travel and stay in a hotel that doesn’t properly manage the spread of bedbugs, you may even bring them home with you.

A yearly treatment plan will ensure you stay bedbug-free year-round.


  1. Complete Multifamily Unit Pest Control

For landlords, we offer the Comprehensive Abatement Program (CAP), specifically designed for the multifamily housing industry. It’s designed to put a cap on your general pest spend, bedbug and termite control, control lawsuit claims, reduce odor issues, and much more.

With this program, landlords can save thousands by using our weekly pest control service where we’ll do everything necessary to ensure pests never become a problem inside our outside your property. When everything is properly managed, you’ll increase your property’s reputation and turn a profit, especially if you take part in our rebate program (click here to find out more). [link:]


If you’re interested in starting your yearly treatment plan in Las Vegas, elsewhere in Nevada, or Arizona, click here to contact us today [link:]. If you’re a landlord and you want to find out more about our CAP program, click here. [link:] Alternatively, call us at 866-674-7779 to talk to us about your needs.


Rodents: 3 Things They Love About Your House

Posted on: November 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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In the winter we all expect our household pest problems to die down; it’s too cold for ants and scorpions, the wasps and bees go to hibernate, and even fleas and ticks stop being such a problem.

However, not all pests are deterred by the cooler weather and there are even some who are more likely to invade our space, namely, rodents. Rats and mice are the most common rodents in Las Vegas to decide to make your home their own, and quickly become problematic once they move in. Rats and mice damage property and spread harmful bacteria over kitchen surfaces and anywhere they defecate, so it’s important you deter them from your home.

Here are 3 reasons they love your home so much, and what you can do to deter them from your property.

  1. It’s Warm

Just like us, rodents seek warm places when the temperatures drop outside, and your home is warm, soft and dry, and likely free of predators.

If you want to deter rodents from invading your property, look at the outside of your home and check for any openings rodents may be able to use to squeeze their way inside, and plug it as best you can. Rodents are very good at fitting through small spaces, so it’s worth filling any gap your find no matter how small.

You should also trim back any overhanging trees and foliage rodents may be able to climb up to get onto your roof. Once rodents are inside your home the problem is much more difficult to deal with, so it’s worth putting in a little work now to stop them from entering in the first place.

  1. You Have Plenty of Food

If there’s one thing most of us have in abundance in our homes, it’s food. And no time is this truer than in the winter. Thanksgiving and Christmas often leave us with delicious leftovers, snacks left out on coffee tables for our guests, boxes of chocolates squirreled away, all of which an uninvited rodent will gladly help themselves to. Rodents and other pests don’t need much to survive, just a few dropped crumbs or an unwashed dinner plate is all they need.

Do your best not to leave unwashed dishes out overnight and keep leftover food in airtight containers or in your refrigerator.

  1. Plenty of Available Water

Rodents are attracted to the water on your property no matter what time of year it is, but they’ll find the available water inside your home particularly inviting once they’ve done the hard work of getting in. Pet bowls, dripping taps, or even a leaky pipe will be enough to keep unwanted furry guests happy all winter long.

If you have pets providing water is unavoidable, but if you don’t, ensure all taps and pipes are in good condition and don’t leave spills on kitchen surfaces.


If your prevention methods haven’t worked and you’re dealing with a rodent problem in the Las Vegas area, don’t hesitate to contact us. We serve all of Nevada and Arizona and will ensure your rodent problem is dealt with as quickly as possible. Click here for more information or call us at 866-674-7779.

How to keep bed bugs from hitching a ride home with you 

Posted on: October 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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As we enter into Fall and the holidays approach, many of us are planning holiday trips and fun family outings.  There isn’t anything that can kill the holiday mood faster than a bed bug infestation.  The professionals at ProChem ProActive are experienced in bed bug heat treatments and could solve your bed bug problem in as little as 24 hours.  What’s better than a superfast, affordable bed bug treatment…..well not having a bed bug problem would be better.  That’s why ProChem ProActive has compiled a list of 5 things you can do to prevent bed bugs from coming home with you.   

  1.  Know where bed bugs are 

The firstbed bug prevention tip is to be aware of where bed bugs are most likely picked up and know the signs of bed bugs.  Bed Bugs are most likely picked up in busy, high traffic locations, like hotels and motels, airports and airplanes, busses and transportation stations, and any other place where people come with their belongings and sit for a while.  This could even include movie theaters, restaurants, and libraries.  
Before you site down anywhere take a quick look around the area.  If you see any tiny dark spots (like lots of ink spots all in one area) or if you see cast skins from dead bugs, it’s probably not a good idea to put your belongings down.  Other signs are blood smears and, obviously, live bugs.  Bed Bugs like to hide in the seams of upholstery, so a small flashlight can help to quickly see into these smaller areas.  

  1.  Get hard case luggage 

If you’re planning and traveling this year, it might be a good idea to invest in some hard shell luggage.  The hard, slippery surface will make it harder for bed bugs to latch onto your belongings and could save you from bringing home hitchhikers. 


  1.  Do your research 

This might seem obvious, but you should know what a bed bug looks like.  Check out these blogs on our bedsite for pictures and more info about what bed bugs look like at their various life cycle stages. 


  1.  Never sit your luggage on the bed
    many people do this then they first get into a hotel room.  The bed seems like a perfect place to lay your heavy suitcase after a long day of traveling; however if there are bed bugs present in your room, they are probably on the bed.  By placing your open bag on the bed you might as well have sent the bed bugs an invitation to come aboard.  Instead, use the luggage rack for your suitcase, OR put your suitcase in the bathtub until you’ve done a complete inspection of the room.
  1. Clean uyour space
    Contrary to some circulating wives tales, bed bugs aren’t exclusively for those that keep an untidy living area.  Bed bugs can live anywhere, even in the cleanest environments, although clutter makes it easier for them to find hiding places.  Keeping your home neat and tidy won’t guarantee that you won’t get bed bugs, but it will make it harder for them to go undetected and doesn’t give them time to mate, lay eggs and allow the infestation to grow. 

We hope that you are bedbugfree this year, but if bed bug does find their way home with you, have no fears.  ProChem Proactive is standing by with the best treatment options available to kill bed bugs fast!  Don’t let bed bugs ruin your holidays, call ProChem Proactive and ask about a bed bug heat treatment, k-9 inspection, and residual chemical treatments if necessary.  You can reach us at (866) 674-7779 or by email at 

Should You Be Worried About These Weird Bugs?

Posted on: September 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Did you know that there are over 900 thousand different kinds of insects in the world right now?  And over 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual bugs living on the earth?  With that many different kinds of bugs, there are bound to be some weird ones that you’ve never seen…but how do you know if that unknown bug is dangerous?  What happens when you find a weird bug, what do you do?  ProChem ProActive is here to help demystify some weird bugs that you might see in the Las Vegas area.

Here are some crazy looking bugs and general information about them.

Jerusalem Cricket

This rare insects name can be misleading as they are neither truly crickets, nor do they inhabit Jerusalem.  These insects are not venomous but they can inflict a painful bite and a foul smell. They primarily feed on dead organic matter and other insects. Usually, they are spotted under rocks or other plants.  They like to burrow and live in damp dark areas usual just beneath the soil.  Because of their rarity, these pests are not considered a pest problem.


Acorn Weevil

The Acorn Weevil gets its name from their habit of laying eggs inside the soft tissue of an acorn and the seeds of oak trees.  An adult female weevil uses her long snout to bore a tiny hole in the acorn to lay her eggs. The larva will feed on the inside of the acorn while it hardens over the warm summer, and eventually chew their way out in early winter when they burrow into the ground.  These are weird looking insects for sure, but not dangerous and they are not usually included in pest control treatment plans.


Assassin Bug

There’s no need to panic when you see an assassin bug, although he cautions it’s best not to touch them because they can inflict rather painful bites.  They get their name from the way that they kill their prey; by violently stabbing it to death with their strong “beak”.  Often seen on shrubs, ground cover or garden plants, these bugs are considered beneficial for gardeners because they eat other small insects that feed on garden plants.

Like some of the other pests in this list, if left alone they are not dangerous and usually not treated during your standard pest control.  If you find yourself with large numbers of these bugs however there are pesticides that will rid them from your property.



Earwigs are nocturnal insects that love dark, damp places where they can feed on foliage, flowers and other plans.  In the desert, they are often seen around lawns and other damp green areas.  They can use their forceps to grasp onto a finger if agitated, but earwigs do not sting nor are they dangerous. They have no venom, so earwigs are not poisonous.  They also do not crawl inside your ear, as their name might suggest.  They can infest your yard though, so treatments for these bugs are common.


Do you have a pest problem or insects that you can’t identify?  Visit our website and check out our insect identification feature and request a free estimate for your pest treatments.  Year-round pest control is important to keep your home, business, and family safe from pests.  We are here to help, give us a call today!

Don’t Fall For These 5 Pest Control Myths

Posted on: August 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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With all the fake news and old wives tales that spiral around the internet, it’s essential to make sure you “fact check” anything you read online.  This is true for pest control methods as well, especially DIY methods.

Some bugs get a bad rap from time to time, and sometimes people become fearful of a particular bug for reasons that are entirely untrue.  For example, earwigs have always gotten an untruthful reputation of crawling inside people ears and laying eggs.  This is not true!  It’s extremely rare for any insect to crawl inside your ear, especially an earwig.

There are many rumors and myths out there, but today we are going to focus on 5 of the more common myths.  Check them out below!

Myth #1:  Bugs Will Stay Away from A Clean House

This giant misconception that a clean house won’t attract bugs has caused many infestations.  While a dirty environment might make bugs stay longer and give them more places to hide, a clean house is not bulletproof against bugs.

When bugs come inside your home, they aren’t looking for dirt.  Bugs need three things to live, food, water, and shelter.  If your home provides these three things, then bugs will stay and tell their friends about their sweet new digs.

Pro-Tip:  A clean house will lessen your chances of a pest infestation but won’t stop it from happening.  This is especially true for bed bugs.  Bed bugs can live anywhere!  During your cleaning, you should always look for signs of bugs and make sure to tell your technician of any suspicious sightings.


Myth #2:  Mice Love Cheese

Mice have always been known to love nothing more than a giant chunk of cheese.  This is actually not entirely true.  Mice will snack on any type of food crumbs, cheese included, but cheese doesn’t make a trap more attractive than other food types.  Rodents prefer sugary foods, like peanut butter honey or candy over anything else.

Pro-Tip: Call a pro before tying to trap rodents.  Rodents can be dangerous and carry diseases.  Let the pros provide a solid extermination plan to keep your property rodent free.


Myth #3: Cockroaches Mean Your House is Dirty
If you see a cockroach in your home, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your house is dirty.  Like other bugs, cockroaches are in search of food, water, and shelter.  If your home provides those things, then cockroaches will be quick to move right in.  Once a cockroach infestation has been established, it can be hard to get rid of.  It’s best to call in the pros!

Pro-Tip:  Roaches can enter your home by opening the size of a quarter.  Make sure to properly seal the entry points into your home.  Get a tube of caulk and seal up any cracks, holes, or damages to your home.


Myth #4:  Bed Bugs Can Be Treated with Off-The-Shelf DIY Methods

Bed bugs can be very elusive and hard to treat on your own.  They are small, masters at hiding, and hard to identify.  To top it off, many sprays and powders offered in stores are never actually tested on bed bugs.  Because of the speed in which bed bugs multiply, it’s important to kill bed bugs as quickly as possible…including their eggs.

Pro-Tip:  Call ProChem proactive and ask about heat treatments.  Treating bed bugs with heat will eliminate all their hiding places and kill the entire lifecycle in as little as 24 hours.  Don’t wait until the infestation has spread!  Call ProChem ProActive at the first sign of bed bugs.


Myth #5:  If I can’t see them, they aren’t there

Wrong, wrong, wrong! Bugs are usually quite tiny and masters at hiding. Termites could be silently feasting on your home right now, and you wouldn’t even know it.  Did you know that termites cause more than 5 billion dollars’ worth in damaged every year in the US alone and insurance doesn’t cover it?

Pro-Tip: Talk to your ProChem ProActive technician today and schedule a termite treatment to keep your investments safe!


Need professional, experienced pest control services?  Give ProChem ProActive a call today!

5 Tips for an Insect-Free Backyard

Posted on: July 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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The warm summer months are great for opening up those backdoors and spending some time outside in the backyard, and if you’re as lucky as us here in Las Vegas, you get to enjoy your backyard almost year-round. Whether you love to garden, lie in the grass sunbathing, or eat out on the patio or deck, there’s little better than spending some time outside.

At least until you start seeing bugs everywhere. Worse still, if one manages to crawl up your leg or onto your arm, you won’t be able to stop your mind imagining the tickle of little legs all over your skin. There’s nothing that will send you inside faster than the pitter patter of tiny legs on your skin. So what can you do?

To help you enjoy your backyard this year, here are five tips to keep the backyard bugs to a minimum:

  1. Don’t Leave Out Old Food – If you love having friends over for an evening BBQ and a beer on your deck, it can be tempting to leave out the dirty plates, beer bottles and chicken bones for you to clear up in the morning. Thing is, insects have tiny mouths, and they can feast on even a tiny spot of leftover BBQ sauce, and many of them have a way of letting their friends know where the food is, so if you leave anything out they’ll be back, and in greater numbers.
  2. Plant Herbs – Fresh herbs are great to use in your kitchen, look pretty, and many of them can repel pest insects. Garlic and rosemary will repel mosquitos, while chive and lemongrass can help repel other insects.
  3. Burn Citronella Candles – Candles are a great way to light an outside space at night, but if you choose candles with certain fragrances, they can also help repel unwanted insects. Citronella candles are specifically designed to repel mosquitos, and lavender and eucalyptus can also help deter ants and other insects.
  4. Throw Away Garden Debris – Whether you like gardening or not, everyone has to do some yard maintenance. When you’re done, make a pile in a hidden section of your yard or take it to the dump, or wherever your area requires you to dispose of garden waste. If you leave it around, or near the house, you are that much more likely to come across snakes, scorpions, ants and other things that like to call these piles home.

  5. Don’t Leave Standing Water – If you have garden pots or outside water dishes, make sure you don’t let the water stand for too long. Standing water is where mosquitos breed, so if you want to provide water for animals, make sure you change it regularly.


These tips will all help you enjoy your backyard, but if you find the insects are taking over, you may need professional assistance. If you’re struggling to win the war in your Nevada or Arizona backyard, contact us today. [link:]



10 Termite Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

Posted on: June 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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How well do you really know termites? You probably know that they’re pretty gross little creatures that, if given half a chance, will devastate your home by eating any and all wood they can find. You know what they say: better the devil you know, so here are ten facts about termites to help you better know your enemy.

  1. Termites Literally Never Sleep

You’re lying in bed at night and… what’s that? Is that the sound of chewing? Termites never sleep so that they can eat your house 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  1. Termites and Ants Don’t Get Along

While ants are just as much of a pest as termites if they get inside your home, if they stay out in the yard in a manageable quantity, they are likely helping keep your termite population at bay.


  1. 1 Human = 1000lbs of Termites

You read that right – for every human on the planet, there are 1000lbs of termites. If that isn’t horrific enough to imagine, multiply the number of humans in the world (7.7 billion as of 2019) by 1000, and you have the approximate number of termites on Earth. It’s enough to make you want to go to Mars.


  1. Termites are Expensive

Not to buy, but in the amount of damage, they do. Termites cause up to 5 billion dollars in damage to American homes each year.


  1. Alaska is (Almost) Termite-Free

Here in Nevada, where it’s warm year-round, termites are plentiful, but they don’t like (and often can’t survive) cold and freezing climates – at least not the type of termites that will literally eat you out of house and home.


  1. Termites are Edible

They’re not appetizing (at least to us Westerners), but termites are edible. Singaporeans eat termite queens live, dipped in alcohol, or soaked in rice wine. Other cultures also eat termites when there’s not enough food due to draught.


  1. New Kings and Queens Can Fly

Yes, like ants, some termites can fly. These young royals leave their home colony and fly away to find a mate. When they find somewhere to raise a colony of their own their wings detach.


  1. Termites Eat A Lot

A single colony of termites can eat 1000lbs of wood in just one year – that’s 650 baseball bats!


  1. Termites are Good for the Planet

Though termites are never good for our homes, they are good for the planet. They help dispose of decaying plant matter and provide a great food source for other insects, birds, lizards, anteaters and anything else that fancies a snack.


  1. Termites are a Bad Omen

In some African cultures getting termites in your home is considered a bad omen, foretelling the death of someone in the household. They believe the only way to change the outcome is to destroy the termites or abandon the home.


Whether you want to avoid a bad omen or simply don’t want termites to devour your home, we’re here to help. ProChem ProActive guarantees to make your home a termite-free zone. To find out more contact us today [link:].

Ants and the Kitchen: A Love Story

Posted on: May 1, 2019 by in Pest Elimination
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Ants: they are fascinating creatures, at least until they’re overrunning your kitchen or in your food. Ants breed incredibly quickly, and once one figure out your kitchen is the place to be, you’ll have a hard time persuading it, and it’s hundred or so family members to go elsewhere.

So how can you fight back as they swarm inside? Read on to figure out your battleplan or if you need to call in the cavalry (ProChem ProActive).


Why Do Ants Come Inside?

The ants found their way into your kitchen for one of three reasons; for food (the most likely), water, or shelter.

Ants are most interested in sources of protein and sugar in your kitchen. They’ll get into food in ill-fitting containers, left-out dirty dishes, trash cans, left out pet food, and anywhere else they can find something sweet or meaty.

A water source for an ant won’t necessarily be obvious to us humans; so if you know they aren’t coming in for food, you’ll have to do some sleuthing. Damp spots or a minor leak may fulfill their need for water.


What Ants Are You Dealing With?

No ant is a good ant when it’s walking along your counter or half-buried in the muffin you were about to eat, but there are some that are worse than others. If you can, try to identify what kind of ant you are dealing with. Ghost ants, also known as sugar ants, pavement ants, and a few others are innocuous, but if there are fire ants coming in, you’ve got a serious problem.

If you have Argentine, Fire or Carpenter ants, you’ll need to call in the experts. Argentine ants aren’t dangerous but they breed incredibly quickly, and they’ll likely out-breed your efforts to deter them.

Fire ants are not to be messed with – they aren’t afraid of you or your pets and may even choose to attack if they feel threatened. Their bites are like bee stings and can cause severe allergic reactions, even in people who don’t usually react.

Carpenter ants will literally eat your home from the inside-out, and the outside-in, so get the experts in ASAP.


How Can You Stop Them Invading Your Home?

Here are four tips if you want to take preventative measures or try some home remedies:

  1. Yard Waste

Make sure you don’t have piles of yard waste decaying near your home; this is an ideal place for ants to live and breed.


  1. Keep Your Kitchen Sparkling

Ants don’t need much food, so while left-out food and dirty dishes can be your culprit, even a splash of food on the countertop could be enough for them to feed on. Ensure you put your dishes straight in the dishwasher or rinse them in the sink, have a trashcan with a lid that closes properly, and take the trash out regularly.


  1. Check and Eliminate Damp Areas

Check under your sink and around window and doors for signs of damp or a leak in your pipes that might be enough to invite the ants inside. Fix any cracks in the door jams and fill in the gaps around pipes to try and block their entrance.


  1. Call The Experts

If you’ve tried everything short of spraying your kitchen with toxic substances (NOT recommended!), it’s time to contact professionals who will effectively and safely eliminate the infestation. You may want to put it off (they’re just ants, right?) but ants multiply quickly, and it won’t be long before your kitchen belongs to them. Make a call before you have thousands of unwanted guests.


ProChem ProActive, will work with you to tailor a pest solution for your needs. We will find the source of the bugs, treat any infestations or issues, and even tell you what caused the infestation so you can avoid it or prevent it from happening again in the future. ProChem ProActive offers year round pest solutions for residential, multi-family and commercial customers. Call us today at 866-674-7779!


K-9 Bed Bug Detectives Are On The Case!

Posted on: April 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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Prochem Proactive is proud to be one of the few companies in Las Vegas to offer in-house k-9 detection services to all of our bed bug clients.  ProChem’s K-9 team includes some of the best-trained dogs in the industry, and their services are available to ALL customers.  Inspections can be performed pre, or post treatments and will give you peace of mind that your bed bug treatments have been, or will be, successful.  Our K-9 team is specially trained and is required to do training year-round to keep their skills fresh. 

At ProChem ProActive we firmly believe that K-9s are the BEST way to identify bed bug infestations quickly and accurately.  To help you get to know more about our revolutionary team of K-9 bed bug detectives we’ve put together a list of FAQ about our bed bug K-9 Detection service.

How much more effective are bed bugs then the ProChem ProActive trained technicians?

The technicians at ProChem ProActive are highly trained and have performed hundreds of bed bug inspections and treatments. However, no human can fully compete with the skilled nose of a dog.  Our K-9s are 95% accurate, while humans at their best are approximately 30% accurate in the same environment.  This is because humans are limited by their sight, while dogs can sniff out bed bugs hiding in walls, inside furniture, behind objects and more.

How quickly can the inspection be completed?

For a standard hotel room, you can expect a K-9 inspection to be complete in approx. 3-5 minutes.  For a human, that same room would take 20 minutes or more.  K-9s have been known to be able to inspect an entire hotel (up to 200 rooms) in 1 day.

Will bed bugs alert the handler for dead bed bugs?

No, our dogs are specially trained only to alert their handler when live bed bugs or eggs are present.  This makes them an extremely valuable tool in post-treatment inspections.

Will a K-9 inspection hold up in a legal case?

A properly certified K-9, like ProChem ProActive’s team, can be used in a court of law as a scientific instrument.  Not only will having a K-9 inspection improve your appearance in any legal case, but it could also be the difference between winning and owing thousands in settlements.

How do I schedule a K-9 Bed Bug Inspection?

Call ProChem ProActive today and schedule your k-9 inspection today.  We offer residential, and commercial packages and rates to fit every customer’s need.  You can reach us at 866-674-7779.  We look forward to working with you!