Bed Bug Detection Services

Reliable and effective bed bug detection services

K9 Knose-it provides impeccably trained bed bug detection dogs for residential settings and commercial organizations. Our bed bug detection dogs are trained to indicate only on the odour of bed bugs – meaning you can have complete confidence in their performance. 

Bed bugs can be almost impossible to detect with the human eye. Even the most experienced bed bug exterminator will have difficulty in locating the bugs themselves, and that’s before they are able to find their eggs! This can lead to frustration. Missed bed bug sightings result in the bed bug problem persisting, with no end in sight. Worse still, bed bugs multiply in such numbers that it can take no time before you have a full infestation on your hands.

Enter the bed bug detection dog – the most reliable tool in your arsenal. 

Bed bug detection dogs have been scientifically proven to be the most accurate way to locate and eradicate bed bugs. They are the fast, modern and effective way to deal with these pests.

Whether you’re concerned about the presence of bed bugs in your own home; a pest control company looking to reliably identify bed bugs in your client’s properties, a hotel committed to the comfort of your guests; or a property management company trying to positively identify the source of an infestation, K9 Knose-it is here to help! 

Both our bed bug dogs and our handlers are certified. This is combined with years of real world experience to locate the presence of bed bugs.

If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, we are here to help.

What are bed bugs?

For over 3,000 years, humans have been troubled by bed bugs. These small insects feed on blood, requiring a regular supply to maintain their development. They frequently make their homes in beds (hence the name) and are also adept at travelling long distances. The resilient nature of bed bugs mean they can hide themselves in suitcases, clothing and bags.

Modern travel means that the likelihood of bed bugs migrating from one place to another has increased. As a property owner, it is nothing to be ashamed of – bed bugs are more common than you might think. The important thing is to deal with the issue when it arises.

Bed bugs are hard to identify – they grow to less than one-quarter of an inch. They are brown in colour, but after obtaining a supply of blood, they become red and engorged.  

In terms of movement, bed bugs are unable to fly or jump, and they do not have wings. However, they can crawl rapidly and their elusive nature can make them difficult to spot. They spend much of their day hiding in cracks and crevices.  

A bed bug bite is not particularly painful (for example, if a human suffers a bite in the middle of the night, it is unlikely they will wake up), and their bites do not transmit diseases. With that said, nobody wants to be on the receiving end of a bed bug bite. Not only can it lead to unpleasant itching, but would you really want to spend a night sleeping in a bed riddled with bed bugs? 

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it is vital to deal with it quickly and effectively. Bed bugs reproduce at an amazing and, frankly, alarming rate. Females lay between one and five eggs per day, and can lay over 500 eggs in their lifetime. It only takes around three weeks for these eggs to transform into adult bed bugs! If the bed bug infestation is not dealt with promptly – or worse, if it is investigated and missed – the problem escalates quickly.

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Our Bed Bug Detection Process

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, call us immediately to discuss your situation. Time is of the essence – with their rapid reproduction, just a single bed bug can lead to a large infestation in a matter of days and weeks.

Once we arrive at your property, we will discuss the areas where you suspect there may be an infestation.

We will then deploy our fully-trained bed bug detection dog to perform a sweep of the suspected area. These dogs are able to use their powerful olfactory system to easily and quickly identify the presence of bed bugs – and their eggs.

We are fully certified and have years of experience in this field.

Who benefits from using a bed bug detection dog?

From single-family homes to larger residential and commercial properties, a bed bug detection dog is the most effective way to deal with a potential infestation. They have proven to be particularly useful for the following types of entities:

Our bed bug detection dogs are trained for one purpose only – to identify bed bugs and their eggs. Our dogs are not dual-purpose. An inspection by our bed bug detection K9 is the quickest, easiest and most effective way to give yourself – and anyone sleeping in a bed on your premises – the security that anyone can sleep peacefully without the nuisance or discomfort of bed bugs.

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