K9 Bed Bug Detection
With over 200 million scent receptors, it is virtually impossible for those bed bugs to hide from our canine friends.
Due to a dog's extremely keen sense of smell, K9 Detection has been proven to be the most accurate and efficient method of detecting an infestation of bed bugs. A K9 inspection can yield highly effective results and can reveal infestations that would have been normally missed during a visual inspection. The canines only detect active bed bugs and their eggs, not dead bed bugs.
Our dogs can target specific areas and often locate the sources of infestation which eliminates the need to treat unaffected areas unnecessarily, with harsh chemicals. The less areas treated, translates into less money spent on treatment. If our K9s find bed bugs, we can help to recommend a company to start your clean up. We can also get you started on a prevention program that includes regualr K9 inspections and maintenance.
Bed bugs have made a dramatic come back in hotels, motels, hostels, office buildings, and homes. Bed bugs are tan in colour until they feed on blood and then they turn a reddish colour; approximately 1/4 inch in size before feeding and will swell once they have fed. Generally, they will feed at night and go into hiding during the day, but have been known to feed at other times if the conditions are right.
Female bed bugs can lay up to 300 eggs in her lifetime, each hatching in 10 days. Bed bugs can hide in a variety of places: beds, mattresses, couches, libraries, school buses, kids back-packs, headboards, dressers, floor boards, fabric chairs, behind peeling paint, carpet, rugs, wallpaper, base boards, electrical outlets, switch plates, briefcases, suitcases and night tables.
Bed Bug Detection Services
Condos & Apartment Buildings
If you're a property manager, you can have your building inspected with our trusted K9 Team. Ideal areas to search would be: below ground parking garages to your penthouse suites, plumbing, electrical, ventilation, staircases, fire exits, roof-top patios, and inside individual condos and apartments.
Our K9 Detection Dogs have the ability to calmly and quietly search and inspect your corporate offices. Our K9 Team will act promptly and efficiently to ensure we cover your entire office area. We also cover drop-ceilings, carpeting, fabric cubicle materials, all employee chairs, lunch rooms, lounge areas, offices and washrooms.
Hotels & Motels
Bed bugs do no care if the hotel/motel is a five star or one star, therefore all hotel and motel owners need to keep their customers safe and sound. Ideal locations include: bedding/towels/mattresses, bathrooms, lobby area, aged paint on walls, kitchen facilities, fabric seating throughout the building, administrative offices.
Real Estate Listings
K9 Detection Dogs will provide a competitive advantage for agents by having all your client's homes cleared whether on the buying or selling end. Being able to add a "Bed Bug Free" statement to your contracts, advertisement, and signage will have a satisfied client. Moving into a bed bug free home will provide peace of mind.
With every home inspection our K9 Team will work along with you to inspect for the potential buyer to make sure that there are not any nasty surprises in the walls, carpets, flooring, etc.
We have all been to the movie theatre, with our spouse, friends and loved ones. Bed bugs love to hide in fabric, waiting for you to visit and to take them home. We can check food areas, carpet, and fabric of the seats.
K9 Detection Dogs will ensure that Seniors Homes (Home for the Aged) is labelled as Bed Bug Free. It is crucial to let seniors feel a sense of peace. We can check individual rooms, cafeterias, and rooms as seniors move.
We will work with all levels of government to inspect and prevent any bed bug infestation of their facilities such as: schools, town/city halls, correctional facilities, courthouses, police and fire stations, airports, post offices.
K9 Detection dogs can help the public reduce infestation. We can check locker rooms, showers, libraries (carpets, seating and lounge furniture, etc.), aged paint on walls of pools, gymnasiums, courts and arenas, daycare facilities, fabric seating throughout the building and administrative offices.
Hospitals & Research
Everyone wants protection from our nasty little friends. We can check hospital bedding, mattresses, towels, face clothes, fabric, seating, administrative offices, and waiting areas.
K9 detection has been proven to be the most accurate and efficient way of treating bed bugs.
- Bed bugs are 1/4 " in length.
- They don't fly or hop.
- They scurry about and are very quick.
- Their mouthparts are modified for piercing and sucking.
- It grasps human skin with its forelegs, pierces the skin, and injects anticoagulant and anaesthetic containing salvia.
- Bedbugs normally feed at night, about an hour before dawn, but if the conditions are favourable, they also feed during the day.
- Feeding time takes from 3-12 minutes.
- Adult bedbugs can survive starvation in proper conditions for a year or more.
- Each female lays about 300 eggs in her lifetime.
- Bed bugs lay approximately five eggs per day.
- The eggs hatch in 10 days.
- The nymph stage lasts 6 weeks.
- Bed bugs feed mainly on human blood.
- Symptoms may not be noticeable for 2—3 days.
- Bites can range from a small hard white welt to severe reactions where the itching is unbearable.