Trained K9 Inspection
Canine scent detection is an effective inspection method
Our dogs offer close to 100% effective rate as opposed to the approximately 35% accuracy rate of even the best trained human inspector. A trained pest management professional can only detect visible signs of bed bugs and termites in a room.
To check if there is activity behind walls, baseboards or under carpets, the room would have to be stripped down and baseboards pulled away from the walls. Due to a dog’s keen sense of smell, Inspector Kody can detect bed bugs and termites behind walls, making his inspection a more thorough and accurate one. More accurate detection means that if there is bed bug or termite activity, Kody will be alert to it and control measures can begin.
In Canada, dogs have been successfully used by the military and law enforcement agencies to locate firearms, ammunition, explosives, narcotics, missing persons and accelerants used in suspected arson cases. The same training used for these purposes is now being used to train dogs to search for bed bugs and termites. It takes more than two months of training and costs approximately $10,000.00 for a dog to be able to detect bed bugs. Kody can smell through walls, floors and even underground – long before humans can see any visible signs. Kody can crawl into tight spaces that human inspectors cannot. Early detection can save human discomfort from bites by detecting and treating hot spots before the damage is done.
Kody has undergone more than 600 hours of training, demonstrating his ability and accuracy in detecting bed bugs and termites. Kody is a powerful new weapon against destructive and disgusting bed bugs and termites and can inspect and locate the these pests in places that human inspectors cannot. He can detect them behind walls, under floors, beneath the soil, and otherwise inaccessible areas of a home or commercial building. Once the target insect is located, Kody performs what’s called a “passive alert”, where he will sit and point to the infested area.
This is a fantastic advantage for the real estate buyer and the business owner/manager because Kody offers close to 100% effective rate, as opposed to the approximately 30% accuracy rate of even the best trained human inspector – and no other company can offer that!
Our internationally recognised K-9 detection team will inspect your business or home for pests.