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Dogs are 98% Accurate in Locating Live Bed Bugs vs. 30% with Only a Trained Human Inspector.
Bed Bug Detection Dogs
Bed Bug Detection dogs are specially trained by handlers to identify the scent of Bed Bugs. With the increased focus on Green Pest Management and Integrated Pest Management Bed Bug detection dogs are quickly gaining popularity in North America. Dogs are a safer alternative to pesticide use as a management strategy. If those effected can find out exactly where Bed Bugs are located, they can minimize the area that needs to be treated. Dogs smell in parts per trillion, something a human cannot do and detect Bed Bugs through all life phases from eggs to nymphs to adults. Bed Bug detection dogs are relatively new; the International Forensic Detection Canine Association, based in the US, estimates well over 1000 and counting. I.F.E.D.C.A., founded by a Certified Master Trainer, Bill Whitstine, also estimates that the need for Bed Bug dogs far outweighs the supply. Bill Whitstine was the first trainer to train and certify Bed Bug detection dogs in the United States and has an estimated 500 dogs internationally. Bed Bug detection dogs are a viable and scientifically-proven alternative to traditional methods of Bed Bug detection. A 2008 report by the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology endorsed Bed Bug detection dogs by stating that the “reliability of the dogs has been impressive provided they are properly trained.” Bed Bug detection is complicated by the fact that the insects can hide almost anywhere. Bed Bug detection dogs solve this problem because they are small and agile, finding bugs in places humans cannot such as wall voids, crevices and furniture gaps.
Man’s Best Friend is Now a Bed Bug’s Worst Enemy!
That’s right, the most powerful tool in the battle against bed bugs is a highly trained canine. In research, dogs have proven to be more than 98% accurate in detecting the presence and location of live bed bugs and viable eggs vs. 30% accuracy of a professionally trained human inspector.
What is the DOG Difference?
Cost Effective - Bed bug detection dogs mean quicker and more accurate results, directly translating into less expensive remediation costs.
Dependable - An expertly trained dog is the only took that can reliably and quickly detect and pinpoint sources of live bed bugs and eggs. Critical information for lowering costs and loss of revenue.
Proven and Trusted - Dogs have been used in military and law enforcement operations to
sniff out drugs, bombs, money and many other targets. Dogs are not motivated by profit and therefore, are the most honest source of information.
Peace of Mind - Research shows that if a dog alerts to bed bugs there is an almost certain statistical probability you should investigate further. If the dog does not find the bugs, you can know with great certainty that the inspected structure is free of bed bug infestation.
What We Do
Through the use of highly trained teams consisting of a canine scent detection dog and handler we identify bed bugs in homes, apartments, planes, hotels, and anywhere else that they may have hitchhiked to and nested. Services are available to homeowners, property managers, pest control companies, real estate brokers, and anyone that may need to successfully identify the presence of bed bugs. Whether inspection is needed for one time service, follow up services, or routine inspections, we will tailor a plan that works for you.
Canine Bed Bug Detection is a Cost Effective Way to Determine Baseline Data to Help Protect You from Frivolous Litigation, your Reputation and your CustomersPiece of Mind.
The presence of Bed Bugs or even the suspicion that there may be Bed Bugs, can be a very sensitive issue. Guest, staff, or neighbor perception is often critical to our clients. With this in mind Biotherm is very discreet in what we do. No pest control trucks, no uniforms, and well thought out replies to questions placed by the people we work around. Our dogs are small and well behaved and our handlers are held to a standard of conduct that contemplates the interest and sensitivity of the process and how it can be perceived by everyone involved.
Adults, Nymphs, Eggs, Shed Skins, and Fecal Spots on a Mattress
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We proudly offer Bed Bug services in most of Florida in including Orlando, Tampa / St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Ocala, The Villages and Daytona.