Walter Penny came to Colorado in 1990 seeking adventure. After 6 years in Summit County he moved to Denver and a few years later married Norma, a Denver native.
Working for a large pest control company Walter saw firsthand how quickly the Bed Bug problem was growing. With that in the back of his mind he became aware of Bed Bug Dogs™ being used on the East Coast for accurate Bed Bug detection. Always wanting to try his hand at forming his own small business and the desire to someday own a dog he realized that a potential win/win opportunity might be at hand.
After many months of research he took the plunge and made plans to get his dog from Florida K9 Academy. With a tumbling economy Walter quit his job and hit the ground running with the very first Bed Bug Dog™ in the Rocky Mountains and hence Colorado Bed Bug K9, LLC was born.
Macaroni is a 30lb Whippet/Labrador/Beagle mix or a “Wabble” rescued from a shelter. With accuracy for detecting Bed Bugs well beyond that of a human inspector, Macaroni has traveled up and down the Front Range, into the mountain ski areas, and even Council Bluffs, Iowa performing Bed Bug inspections.
While Macaroni does the inspecting Walter adds his front line pest control experience. Walter empowers his clients with knowledge and education on how to find and work with a good pest control provider and tips on what the client can also do to protect themselves from bringing Bed Bugs into their homes and businesses.
Walter and Macaroni passionately love what they do and are delighted to be serving Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Walter Penny, K9 Handler
Macaroni, Bed Bug Dog™
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