Does Your Business Pass the Sniff Test?
Bed bugs are notoriously hard to detect. Expert hitchhikers, they hide on bed frames, mattresses, clothing and luggage. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t prefer dirty areas – they’re as likely to show up in a five-star hotel as they are anywhere else. The best way to stop an infestation is to prevent one from happening in the first place by taking a proactive approach to detection.
Luckily, bed bug issues can be detected accurately and quickly with the help of man’s best friend. Our Canine Bed Bug Detection Services are based on scientific research principles, allowing our dogs and handlers to deliver 90 to 95 percent effectiveness, the highest level validated, in detecting bed bugs at the time of inspection.
The Canine Advantage
Bed bug dogs offer faster, more accurate detection, leading to lower treatment costs.
Our dogs are able to locate bed bugs behind electrical sockets, behind walls, fixed headboards, in electrical appliances and buried deep in accessible closets and furniture.
The use of proactive inspection and detection of bed bugs can help minimize your liability, reduce your treatment costs, greatly reduce the chance of a spreading infestation and protect your hard-earned reputation and brand name.
Western’s bed bug dogs receive 600 hours of training before being entered into the field, and our handlers have extensive field experience working with and managing canine behavior under real-life working conditions and in many different environments. Learn more about their experience >
We evaluate our canine teams in a variety of ways throughout the year to maintain a standard of excellence in detecting bed bugs unlike any other in canine scent detection for bed bugs:
- Quarterly field evaluations: Our Master Trainer evaluates canine-handler teams in action to review operational principles and team effectiveness.
- Semi-annual internal certification: Canine-handler teams are tested by our Master Trainer to ensure they adhere to certification standards.
- Annual third-party audit/certification: Canine-handler teams are tested by a third-party certification organization to ensure industry-level standards are met.
We develop an inspection frequency schedule based on your property’s specific needs. By taking into account what is conducive for bed bug population growth, we offer a variety of programs that can range from monthly service to twice annual service.