Monthly Archives: May 2017

3 Biggest Bed Bug Myths Debunked @ BOMA

IMG_20170526_155559Red Coat attended the BOMA show for the first time last week. It was a great event and we met lots of new people!  Everyone loved meeting Sadie as she ran the bed bug carousel.  By the end of the day she was so exhausted she just laid down on top of the bugs!

Meeting new people in a new industry brought a few new questions and stories to the forefront.  There is a great deal of mis-information about bed bugs in the world today.  Here are the 3 most common myths we discussed with attendees:

1) “I don’t have BEDS on my property, so I’m good!”

Do not let the name confuse you. They will live on any surface excluding glass or porcelain.  In more “mature” bed bug markets, OFFICE infestations are the fastest growing area for bed bug finds and treatments.  They are coming to an office chair near you!  Are you ready?

2) “I thought they were microscopic!”

Oh no! The adult bed bug is about the size of an apple seed.  The babies are quite small and very often overlooked.  But these bugs are messy and leave behind clear feces markings and shed skins.  Yes, one bug can be hard to find, but more often the infestation is very evident.

3) “I didn’t know dogs can find bed bugs?”

Yes, Bed Bug Detection Dogs are working animals trained on the odor of the insects. They are the fastest, most effective tool in identifying the location of the infestation. The best dogs can clear 200-300 chairs and desks in 2 hours.

Don’t be mistaken, bed bugs are everywhere we go now.  Know the signs and how to protect yourself when in public!

May the Heat Be With You!

Ashley, Atlanta Bed Bug Control Specialist

 

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Red Coat is Hiring Treatment Technicians

Bed Bug Heat Technician

Get in early with a fast growing pest control company (bed bug specialists) hiring bed bug treatment technicians.  Our proven treatment program is chemical free and utilizes electric heat to fully remediate bed bugs. Clients include residential, hospitality & multifamily industries as well as other pest control companies. Various levels and positions available.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver heat remediation bed bug treatments throughout the Greater Atlanta area utilizing state of the art heating equipment
  • Inspect residential and commercial properties for bed bug infestations
  • Estimate bed bug remediation services

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of multifamily and residential construction, electrical and plumbing
  • Knowledge of generators, heaters and basic electrical trouble shooting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, be professional and present him/herself well
  • High attention to detail and be reliable
  • Prior experience in apartment maintenance or hotel engineering a plus

Training Requirements:

  • No pest control experience necessary, paid training provided during probationary period
  • Must successfully pass GA Registered Technician Pest Control Exam

Job Conditions:

  • Position is full time
  • Jobs range from 8-12 hours each and occur during week days
  • Work is physically demanding, on feet all day and must be able to move 50lbs without assistance

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must successfully pass background investigation and 10 panel drug test
  • Own reliable transportation

Compensation:

  • Hourly pay rate will range from $10/hr to $20/hr commensurate with experience and abilities
  • 5 paid holiday days annually, eligible to earn 10 days paid-time-off in first 12 months
  • Medical reimbursement provided after 3 months of employment
  • IRA & Profit Sharing program in year 3 of eligible employment
  • Red Coat Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to office@redcoatservices.com or fax to 1-866-821-7684.  Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Red Coat is Hiring K9 Handlers

Bed Bug Canine Handler & Technician

Summary:  Fast growing pest control company (bed bug specialists) looking for experienced canine handlers to deliver bed bug detection and investigation services to commercial and residential clients.  Highest level of professionalism and attention to detail a must.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handle bed bug detection canine
  • Inspect residential and commercial properties for bed bug infestations – both visual and canine
  • Estimate, recommend and sell bed bug remediation services

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Daily maintenance of canine’s training and health
  • Completion of appropriate paperwork
  • Occasional public speaking on bed bugs
  • Assist with bed bug treatments as necessary

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years training and/or handling professional/agility canines of any type
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must successfully pass background investigation and drug test
  • Own reliable transportation
  • Desire to work with dogs and people
  • Able to keep, care for, and maintain dog in residence

Training Requirements:

  • No pest control experience necessary, paid training provided during probationary period
  • Must successfully pass GA Registered Technician Pest Control Exam
  • Must successfully complete training and certification prior to full time employment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be professional and present him/herself well
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Job Conditions:

  • Handler must be able to operate independently at client site
  • Work is physically demanding, on feet all day and must be able to move 50 pounds without assistance

Travel:

  • 100% daily regional travel
  • Occasional overnight travel to other states for training or for work assignments

Compensation:

  • Salary negotiable based on experience & skills
  • Mileage reimbursement or company vehicle
  • Medical reimbursement provided after 3 months of employment
  • Red Coat Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to office@redcoatservices.com or fax to 1-866-821-7684.