K-9 Detection for Bed Bugs
The road to complete bed bug elimination begins with proper identification of infested areas. While adult bed bugs may be easier to identify, bed bug nymphs and eggs are very difficult to locate, especially in early or light infestations. With an adept sense of smell, K-9 detection dogs possess the unique ability to detect bed bugs quickly and efficiently, with little disruption to your home, office or hotel room.
Normal Inspections vs K-9 Inspections
|Traditional Pest Professional Inspection||K-9 Unit Inspection|
|Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs approximately 40-60%||Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs, 90th percentile|
|Inspection durations ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour||Inspection durations ranging from 2-15 minutes|
|Moderate level of disruption to occupant (dismantling of bed, moving of furniture, etc.)||Minimal to no disruption to occupant|
|Detection is limited to visual inspection area only||Detection has no limitations in cluttered areas, inside upholstered surfaces, mattress seams, beneath carpet, behind baseboards, etc.|
Accuracy and Credibility
Bullseye's goal is to maintain a world class bed bug K-9 scent detection program. we will only employ canines having achieved 600 hours or more of specialized training on how to seek and find bed bugs. K-9 Unit team handlers will also provide continuous training to keep the dogs sharp and focused. While no bed bug inspection can be 100% accurate, the use of a trained K-9 bed bug inspection team is the most accurate means of detection available.
How Does a K-9 Unit Work?
K-9 bed bug detection dogs use their keen sense of smell to detect the odor of live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. Our dogs are trained on a food/or toy reward philosophy, similar to cadaver and police dogs. This means that if the K-9 “alerts” (a special action specific to each individual dog’s training) it will be rewarded with a toy by the handler. The area or areas where the K-9 “alerts” will be documented for further inspection by the handler. Thereafter, Bullseye K-9 Detection professionals will focus on the physical evidence of bed bugs in order to develop a successful treatment strategy, with the intent to completely eradicate bed bugs where they are identified.
2 x 24 Response Guarantee
When you see a pest, you need service right away—365 days a year. Bullseye makes it easy with a direct priority line to our national customer service department and to your local branch. We’ll respond to your request within two hours and if needed have someone on-site at your facility within 24 hours—guaranteed.