K9 BED BUG DETECTION
If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it’s important to get an accurate assessment as soon as possible. One effective way to do this is by scheduling a k9 inspection. K9 inspections involve specially-trained bed bug detection dogs that can detect the presence of bed bugs with incredible accuracy, even in the early stages of an infestation. Additionally, the process typically involves the dog sniffing around your home or business, and alerting their handler if they detect the scent of bed bugs. This can help you identify the extent of the infestation and take appropriate action to eliminate it. The accuracy and sniffing power of a bed bug dog is unbeatable because as the bed bug’s pheromone molecule enters the dog’s nose, over 2 million olfactory receptors begin the scent detection process.
K9 DOG INSPECTION PROCESS
NEXT DAY SERVICE
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, however, we may be able to get there the same day. Call Green Heat and book a free bed bug inspection.
VISUAL VERIFICATION OF ALERT
If a K9 alerts of active bed bugs, there is a two-step follow-up procedure. The handler does not touch the inspected areas. The handler then visually looks for the evidence. Even though evidence may not always be found, it is always good to get the dog to check all areas to be sure, as bed bugs can hide very effectively. Bed Bug Detection dogs are highly trained and successful at finding specific areas of infestation.
It is also very common and recommended to have the bed bug detection dogs inspect your home after a heat treatment. You need to wait about 7 days after the treatment to let the remainder of the bed bug pheromone scent dissipate. Once you have waited the 7 days, a final dog inspection guarantees the effectiveness of the treatment.
BED BUG DOG HANDLER CERTIFICATION
BED BUG DOG CERTIFICATION
The two primary certification bodies are the WDDO and NESDCA. Both of these certifying authorities are based in the USA, however, research any other certification before booking. We only use third-party, fully licensed and trained bed bug detection dogs.
BED BUG DOG FAQs
What Is A Bed Bug Detection Dog?
A properly trained bed bug-sniffing dog is a highly efficient and obedient animal. Bed Bug Detection Dogs are bred and raised specifically to target bed bugs. Proper training requirements early in their life help to adapt their scent and accurately pinpoint locations of bed bugs.
How Do They Detect Bed Bugs?
The bed bug detection dogs are regularly exposed to bed bug pheromones and are trained in specialized facilities. Additionally, the canines are trained similarly as drug-sniffing dogs, or bomb-sniffing dogs, and are expected to perform in the same professional manner.
How Many Dogs Does It Take?
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. Depending on the complexity and size of the facility, 2 or more bed bug detection dogs help with completing the inspections promptly.
HIRE A BED BUG DETECTION DOG
The K9 Bed Bug Detection team can inspect your home, office or building efficiently with excellent accuracy. However, if the dogs do not find bugs, at least you will have peace of mind knowing that your location is bed bug-free. The Bed Bug Detection Dogs can target specific areas and locate the source of the bed bug infestation, therefore helping Green Heat’s treatment experts know exactly where your bedbug infestation is. The bed bug detection dogs and their handlers can discover as little as one-bed bug in your home.
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