Terminix Canada’s trained dogs offer close to 100% success rate in uncovering pest problems, as opposed to the approximate 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. Renovation costs would skyrocket; at that point, the bugs have won the battle.
Due to a dog’s keen sense of smell, our top canine Inspector Kody, can detect bed bugs and termites behind walls, making his inspection a more thorough and accurate one. More precise detection means that if there is bed bug or termite activity, Kody will be alert to it and control measures can begin immediately. This is vital to minimize the chaos from extremely volatile pests like 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.
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 locate these pests in places that human inspectors have difficulty finding. 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 –no other company can offer that!