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K9 Bed Bug Inspections in Toronto

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Why Use A K-9 Bed Bug Inspection?

Solely relying on visual inspections is not enough. Bed bugs are tiny and tend to hide in tight spaces such as outlets, floorboards, and underneath heavy furniture/ appliances. As a result, this makes it very difficult to find bed bugs with a visual inspection. K9 Bed Bug Inspections are essential to finding bed bugs accurately. Our K-9s can detect bed bugs in these hard-to-reach spots with 95-97% accuracy. However, we pair this with a visual inspection for high-up spaces that the K-9 will not reach. Our dogs go through months of professional training where they learn to search and detect spaces for live bed bugs accurately. They have been trained by Seek & Find Experts (SAFE), who are nationally recognized for holding the highest industry standards in scent detection K9s.

In Canada, it is not required for bed bug K-9s to be certified. However, both of our dogs are certified by the World Detector Dog Organization (WDDO). These certifications are taken very seriously in Canada and around the world. Be extremely cautious of any uncertified dog. A K9 inspection is not a silver bullet on its own, but when combined with a visual inspection, it provides the most comprehensive assessment possible. At Bed Bug Heat Relief, we’re here to help you get rid of bed bugs for good. We offer a wide range of services to fit any budget, and our team of experts is always available to answer any questions you may have. We take pride in our work, and we’re dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers. Contact us today to learn more about our K9 bed bug inspection services.

 

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How Does A K-9 Bed Bug Inspection Work?

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are about the size of an apple seed and can be found in mattresses, furniture, carpeting, and other fabrics. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but their bites can be itchy and uncomfortable. Bed bugs are known to have a musty smell similar to moldy clothes or shoes. A musty smell could be a good indicator. However, if you think you could have bed bugs but are unsure, we offer a K-9 inspection combined with a visual inspection done by our handler. A K9 bed bug inspection is an excellent option for several reasons. First, bed bugs are challenging to spot with the naked eye, so having a trained dog on hand makes a huge difference in finding them. Second, dogs have a much better sense of smell than humans, so they can more easily identify bed bugs even when they’re hidden. Finally, dogs are non-intrusive and won’t disturb your belongings while looking for bed bugs, making them the perfect option for a discreet inspection.

Our K-9s have gone through extensive training and are motivated to search any space thoroughly. Once the scent is detected, they give us the signal by laying down on the infested area. They are then rewarded. It allows us to know which specific area is infested. We follow the “show me the bug” protocol to eliminate bed bug activity false alerts. If you think you have bed bugs, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to come out and inspect your home or business. Our goal is to help you get rid of bed bugs as quickly and efficiently as possible. If we find bed bugs and you book us for a heat treatment, the K-9 inspection is free.

We offer annual and semi-annual K-9 inspections to property managers and all types of organizations:

  • University dorms/residency buildings
  • Multi-unit housing
  • Hotels, motels, hostels
  • Libraries
  • Office spaces
  • Hospitals
  • Airplanes
  • Vehicles/ Buses/ Boats

Why Do We Use Beagles for Our Bed Bug Inspections?

Have you ever noticed that a beagle’s head is always facing the ground? They are susceptible to smell and pick up on scents most breeds cannot. The beagle was developed primarily for hunting hare (beagling). Unlike humans, who have about 5 million scent receptors, beagles have about 220 million. These dogs are sometimes referred to as “a nose with feet” because their nose tends to lead the way to whatever is picked up. The beagle’s nose is exceptional at differentiating between scents. It can be trained to recognize as many as 50 different smells. Because of this, beagles are commonly used in security and law enforcement to track prohibited or illegal materials, such as drugs or explosives, at crime scenes or airports.

The neck of a beagle is sturdy and long. This characteristic is not without a purpose. The long neck lets it drop its nose to the ground and sniff quickly. You wouldn’t think legs have much to do with smell, but you’re mistaken. Short legs make it easy for a beagle to drop its nose to the ground and continually track a scent. The ears serve a purpose beyond hearing and the cuteness factor. Beagle’s ears also aid in tracking a scent. These long floppy ears are low to the ground and are easily maneuvered to help trap ascent, bringing it towards the nose. When beagles use their exceptional sense of smell, they are engaging in a behavior known as “scenting.” When the dog sniffs an object or area and then uses its olfactory senses to try and identify what it is smelling. Scenting is how beagles can track down missing people, illegal substances, and even lost pets. While all dogs have a sense of smell that is far superior to ours, the beagle’s sense of smell is in a class of its own.

Our Dogs

Our pure bread beagle detector “Belvedere” (no, she doesn’t drink on the job) quickly adopted the name “Bella” to suit her cute personality. She was trained in Western Canada by Seek & Find Experts.

Our lemon beagle detector “Moonshine” (also doesn’t drink on the job) was trained in Southern USA using state of the art methods.

Residential Spaces

Single/multi level housing and town houses.

Commercial Spaces

University housing, hotels, motels, care homes, hospitals,  libraries, etc.

Apartments

Any floor of condos or apartments.

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