Canine scent detection is very effective, but it is important to realize that every bed bug canine detection team (handler & dog) is different from the next. You should find out exactly what you can expect from the team that is performing the inspection. A well-trained bed bug detection dog should be able to identify very small numbers of live bed bugs, sometimes as few as one. Additionally, the dogs should be able to discriminate live bugs and viable eggs from evidence left over from an old infestation (fecal spotting, caste skins, empty egg shells, carcasses). Unless they can do this, it becomes much more difficult to distinguish between active and old infestations.
BED BUG IDENTIFICATION
BED BUG EGG
Small (around 0.1 inches, 2.5mm) long and appear white or semi-transparent, like a grain of uncooked white rice.
BED BUG NYMPH
Resemble adults just smaller, translucent or whitish-yellow in color; and if not recently fed, can be nearly invisible to the naked eye because of coloring and size.
ADULT BED BUG
Are about 1/4-inch-long (about the size of an apple seed), brownish insects and are relatively flat when unfed.
COMMERCIAL - K9 BED BUG INSPECTION
For small to large operations, we can help combat current bed bug infestations and conduct ongoing monitoring and maintenance visits to help ensure the treatments provided are effective. We’ll inspect your property’s key hot spots, and then prescribe a treatment and inspection plan based on what we’ve found.
RESIDENTIAL - K9 BED BUG INSPECTION
Our highly trained bed bug sniffing team can locate the odor presence of live bed bugs and viable eggs with up to 95% accuracy in your home. This option is highly effective specially when someone suspects bed bugs are present and visual inspection has yielded negative results. With our NESDCA certified canine team we can identify very small numbers of live bed bugs and viable eggs, sometimes as few as one.
GOVERNMENT -K9 BED BUG INSPECTION
From hundreds of cubicles to a small office our canine teams are very familiar with these types of environments. Many government facilities are open to the public for business activities, commercial transactions, or recreational activities while others that are not open to the public contain highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment. We can provide a highly effective canine bed bug inspection while maintaining a discrete appearance and ensure a safety net to sensitive information.