Bed Bug dogs can detect low levels of infestation effectively and efficiently. This can lead to lower remediation costs. When it comes to K9's, the "Nose" has a 95% to 97% accuracy rate - whereas, the "Human Eye" has only 34% accuracy when detecting ALL life cycles of Bed Bugs. Our dog handler is certified by Gold Coast K9 Training center and has successfully participated in 5 days of instruction in Bed Bug Detection Training on October 11, 2013. Joey is certified through NPMA Online Learning Center for successfully completing Bed Bug Basics. Baretta and Joey have a 99.9% accuracy rate.
Dogs are the newest weapon in Bed Bug Detection. Known for their keen sense of smell, dogs can detect odors 1,000 times better than humans can. Bed Bug canines are trained using the same methodology and training regimen as bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, mold-sniffing dogs and termite-sniffing dogs. Sometimes in as little as 30 seconds per room, dogs enable K-9 Bed Bug Detection Specialist to inspect for bed bugs quickly and without disruption.
The dog is accompanied everywhere they go, and receive continuous training. Each training period is documented, and statistics are calculated for the dog's accuracy scores.
The following are procedures for Bed Bug K-9 Detection: