Bed Bug Dog Detection
Are you finding rashes or bite marks when you wake up in the morning? This may be a sign that you have bed bugs. It is possible you are in the early stages of infestation, and may not be able to see the bed bugs.
The fact is, if you see bed bugs you are further into the infestation than you may know. Use our bed bug dog detection service to find out if you have bed bugs before your situation becomes out of control.
Bed Bug Dogs Accuracy
The accuracy and sniffing power of a bed bug dog is unbeatable. As the bed bug pheromone molecule enter's the dog's nose, over 2 million Olfactory receptors begin the scent detection process. There is a science to be explained behind bed bug scent detection.
For excellent information, read Denise Donovan's Bed Bug Detection Dogs book. Some of the information on this page is courtesy of Denise Donovan, and the International Bed Bug Resource Authority.
Our K9 Detection Team can inspect your home, office or building efficiently with 94% accuracy. If our bed bug dogs do not find bugs, you will know with greater certainty that your location is bed bug free. This offers peace of mind.
Our sniffing dogs can target specific areas and locate the source of your infestation, which helps our treament experts know exactly where your bedbug infestation is. Our dogs and handlers are so good they can find a single bed bug!
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Next Day Service
If you believe you might have bed bugs, but have not been able to physically spot one in your home, this is the time to call us. Usually, we find that if you suspect bed bugs, you want to know immediately if you have them or not. This is the perfect time to call us and book an inspection.
In most circumstances, we can have our third party bed bug detection dogs come to your house within 24 hours of your initial phone call. We may even be able to get there the same day.
After Treatment Inspection
It is also very common and recommended to have our dogs inspect your home after a heat treatment. You need to wait about 7 days after the treatment in order to let the remainder of the bed bug pheromone scent to dissipate. Once you have waited the 7 day period, having the dog come by to inspect your property gives you additional peace of mind.
How Do They Do It?
A properly trained bug sniffing dog is a highly efficient and obedient animal. Bed Bug Detection Dogs are bred and raised specifically for bed bug sniffing purposes. They are regularly exposed to bed bug pheromones, and are trained in specialized facilities.
Our bed bug dogs are trained in a similar fashion as drug sniffing dogs, or bomb sniffing dogs, and are expected to perform in the same professional manner.
Bed Bug Dog Handler Certification
A critical component to success is the handler's knowledge and dedication. A bed bug dog handler must be a highly trained individual, completely knowledgable in dog behaviour and bed bug instincts.
Many false reports are due to the handler's misunderstanding of their dog's indications. Be informed and educated.
Bed Bug Dog Certification
There are no established rules or laws in Ontario. Therefore, no governing body ensures certification credentials meet a specific set of standards.
The two primary certification bodies are the WDDO and NESDCA. Both of these certifying authorities are based in the USA. Carefully research any other certification before booking.
How many dogs are required?
In a smaller home or apartment, it is possible to complete an accurate inspection of the area with one dog. However, the company may provide an option for two dog verification.
In a larger business, apartment building, hotel or library, 2 to 6 dogs are usually used, depending on the complexity of the facility.
Visual Verficiation of Alert
If a bed bug dog alerts to bed bugs, there should be a two step follow-up procedure. The handler should not touch the area, and use a second dog in an opposite pattern for dual verification.
After dual verification, the handler should then visually look for the evidence. Evidence may not always be found, but the effort must be attempted.