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BED BUG SNIFFING DOGS
We take pride in being the first company to bring bed bug sniffing dogs to British Columbia. With the most experience in BC at handling these dogs, you can be sure to get the highest quality local customer service and expertise. This innovative technology comes at the same high standards required of airport, bomb and drug detection dogs for the highest accuracy possible in the inspection of your house or apartment. These dogs smell in parts per trillion and are far more sensitive than humans. The K-9’s are able to distinguish the difference between live and dead bedbugs, finding them, and their viable eggs, even when they’re hiding in small cracks, crevices, or inside wall voids. The K-9 inspection report is then used for a tailored treatment for the best results. All of our K-9 teams go through rigorous daily reinforcement training to ensure consistency and accuracy.
MEET OUR DOG
Duke is a 4-year-old fox terrier mix from Florida; he was rescued from adverse living conditions, rehabilitated and professionally trained to a career as a bed bug specialist. The perks of his job include a life time supply of beef flavored tooth paste to keep his signature grin shiny, and touring the whole lower mainland while keeping your homes bedbug free (as well as barking at the many squirrels he encounters).
The benefits to using a NESDCA trained scent detection team, include live bedbug detection (i.e. dogs are trained to “hit” on live bedbugs and viable eggs, not dead bedbugs (as only live bed bugs indicate an active infestation) and the ability for dogs to detect bedbugs that are not visible to us (for example, bed bugs that are hiding inside furniture, a mattress / box spring or in clutter). Because dogs use olfaction (i.e. using their sense of smell) to detect live bedbugs and/or viable eggs, they have the ability to detect bedbugs we cannot see. It is because of their ability to smell bedbugs that give scent detection teams a tremendous advantage over human inspections, in that they can detect where bedbugs are hiding. Humans cannot see through walls or furniture, and in most cases (because bedbugs hide during the daytime) can only find evidence of bedbugs (such as droppings or skin castings), which unfortunately doesn’t confirm if there is an active infestation.
Human inspections, which we refer to as visual inspections, involve a qualified person inspecting for bedbugs (including adults, nymphs, eggs or evidence of bedbugs such as skin castings or droppings) throughout your home. A proper inspection would include inspecting bedroom furniture (including box springs, mattresses, bed frames, night tables, wardrobes, dressers and trunks) and all closets, curtain rods, picture frames, baseboards and all areas conducive to bed bug activity. A proper inspection should be done with a flashlight, and furniture needs to be pulled away from walls so the back parts can also be inspected.
PRE-MOVE IN INSPECTIONS
Are you moving or considering moving into a new place? Save the headache and stresses related to bed bug infestations and use us to determine if your new place is bed bug free with either our K-9 inspection with our bedbug sniffing dogs or a Visual Inspection with one of our highly qualified specialists.
Call Care Pest & Wildlife Control at 604-432-9422 to get more information or schedule an appointment.