HOSTED OVERNIGHT GUESTS?
There are many ways you may inadvertently bring home Bed Bugs.
If you are concerned that you have a problem, the most effective and affordable way to find out is to have Dog Inspectors inspect your home before it’s too late.
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FAQ K-9 Bed Bug Inspection
- How long does a Residential inspection take? Answer: We ask you to allow an hour. It doesn’t have to take that long, but sometimes there are questions or a need to inspect further.
- Do you come in marked vehicles? Answer: We are in unmarked vehicles – mostly minivans and SUVs
- What if I have pets? Answer: We ask that you put your pet in the backyard, garage, air-conditioned car or in the bathroom during the K-9 portion of the inspection. Our dogs will smell your pets, but will not be distracted unless they see or hear them.
- How accurate are the dogs? Answer: For certification purposes, the Dogs are 95% accurate or better – but, in the field, we believe they are generally 85% to 90% accurate. Accuracy is affected by competing odors, air flow, distractions, etc.
- How do you train a dog to find Bed Bugs? Answer: Our K-9s are trained in the same way that professional detection K-9s are trained for narcotics or explosives. The technique is the same, the odor is the only difference.
- Will your Dogs alert on dead bed bugs? Answer: No. As a bed bug dies and begins to decompose, the odor will dissipate. So, after about a week to ten days, there is no longer any odor for the Dogs to detect.
- Do the Dogs alert on eggs? Answer: The Dogs will alert on viable eggs (still alive and ready to hatch). However, there is very little odor available so the task is more difficult.
- Can you inspect my car? Answer: It is very difficult for our K-9s to navigate in your vehicle, however we have successfully inspected cars in the past. We generally don’t inspect cars now.
- Can your Dogs carry bed bugs into my home? Answer: Bed Bugs don’t like hair and our K-9s are moving so quickly through their inspection process that there is no opportunity for one to get on them.