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Dogs are used in a variety of services and have been working on the  front line for years.  They are key members of the police force, using scent detection for the explosive and drugs teams, as well as search and rescue, because of their highly developed sense of smell.

In research performed by the University of Florida, NESDCA-certified canines tested averaged a 98% accuracy rate in detecting the odor of live bed bugs and viable eggs in a controlled hotel room experiment.

...Lola our bed bug dog in training

Our canine teams can accurately search an average-sized hotel room in just two to three minutes. Since there is no need to dismantle (or reassemble!) furniture for a canine inspection, the savings in manpower hours alone is staggering.

Since no treatment is always 100% effective after the first application, our canines can be utilised as a tool to monitor treatment effectiveness. Since our canines are trained to detect only the odor of live bed bugs and viable eggs, the remains of a previous infestation will not cause our dogs to falsely alert.


Human visual inspections are estimated to be only 17 to 30% accurate at early stages of infestaion.

Whilst fully grown bed bugs are visible to the human eye, their eggs are the size of a pin head and they are masters of concealment, sometimes hiding in inaccessible areas such as walls and floorboards, leaving even the most experienced pest controllers unable to locate them.

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