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How Does Canine Bed Bug Detection Work?

Understanding the Three-Step Inspection Process

Are you curious about how canine bed bug detection teams work? Our highly trained handler and bed bug dog complete a few simple steps in order to complete their inspection. Check them out below and then contact Seek-K9 Detection Group today to schedule an appointment!

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    Handler's Visual Assessment

    The handler will walk around the area to get familiar with space and determine how to conduct the search as effectively as possible.

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    Canine Bed Bug Inspection

    The handler walks the leashed dog around the room, allowing the dog to sniff baseboards, electrical outlets, furniture, and other common bed bug hiding spots.

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    Handler's Visual Confirmation

    If the dog alerts, the handler performs a closer inspection to determine if there are signs of an active infestation, such as eggs, skin castings, and fecal spotting.

Seek-K9 Detection Group- Accurate and Efficient Bed Bug Detection.

Advantages of

K-9 Bed Bug Inspection

Among the many traits and characteristics for which bed bugs are noted, being nocturnal and very elusive tops the list. This uncanny attribute often creates havoc with home owners and business owners and even presents challenges to some pest management specialists. There are times when people will suspect bed bugs are present, yet no live bugs or eggs have been found or properly identified. Other facilities, such as movie theaters and hotels will need thorough, regular inspections of the entire building to identify every infected room.

Inspections and circumstances of this nature can be very time consuming and costly, and yet still not entirely successful. Properly identifying and exposing the bed bug infestation under these conditions will calls for specially trained bed bug scent detection canine teams.

There are at least five advantages of using canine bed bug teams:

  1. All life stages are detected. A properly trained and accredited bed bug canine is qualified to alert to both live bed bugs and live bed bug eggs. This is the only technique that can detect all stages of live bed bug stages by scent.
  2. The bed bug canine is highly accurate. The certified canine has a very high percentage of accuracy, often being said to be as effective as bomb sniffing dogs. These bed bug canines show their accuracy by detecting live bed bug scent through mattresses, inside walls and furniture.
  3. Fast inspection times. In addition to accuracy, bed bug canines are extremely fast and efficient. They can effectively search entire buildings in very short periods of time. Large hotels can be covered in a fraction of the time it takes to complete a visual inspection, giving owners peace of mind that the facility is free of bed bugs.
  4. Protect your image and reputation. Because of their accuracy, properly trained and certified canines are actually recognized in courts of law as a scientific instrument. Your certification of inspection from canine scent detection teams will greatly enhance your reputation and protect your image. The canine team will inspect each room with minimal disruption and leave no mess behind. With their strong scent detection, they remove the need to pull up carpet, remove baseboard and receptacle covers or dismantle furniture, all of which protects your image and reputation.
  5. Reduce the costs of treating a severe infestation by early detection. Because of their accuracy, a bed bug canine team can identify one bed bug just as easily as it can detect a severe infestation. This early detection means treatment will not need to be as extensive as it would for a more severe infestation, saving you money. This also helps reduce any time or expense from disruption of business.

These advantages will be attractive to any home owner or business owner whose interest is in maintaining a successful business while protecting the reputation and image of the company.

Why Choose Seek K-9 Detection Group?


We are Accurate

Studies show that human inspection accuracy is 33%. Canine inspection accuracy is 97%. Dogs can even find bed bugs inside furniture, behind baseboards and walls and other places where people could never see. Our technicians verify all finds personally.


We are Fast

We can complete inspections in minutes vs hours taken for human inspections. We get in and out before the human inspectors can complete 1 room.


We are Professionals

who are committed to helping you protect your Image and reputation. We are discreet and confidential.

Reduce the costs of treating a severe infestation by early detection.

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