K9 Bed Bug Inspections in Toronto
WHY USE A K-9 FOR BED BUG INSPECTIONS?
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. This makes it difficult to see bed bugs visually with the human eye.
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.
HOW DOES A BED BUG K9 INSPECTION WORK?
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.
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
- Office spaces
- Vehicles/ Buses/ Boats
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.
WHY DO WE USE BEAGLES FOR OUR BED BUG INSPECTIONS?
Have you ever noticed that a beagle’s head is always facing the ground? 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.
Single/multi level housing and town houses.
University housing, hotels, motels, care homes, hospitals, libraries, etc.
Any floor of condos or apartments.
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