Canine Scent detection is used in many industries where a substance or items need to be found in a timely, non invasive manner. Just as there are Bomb Dogs and Drug Dogs, there are Bed Bug Detection Dogs. These dogs are trained by Master Trainers specific to their industry and each certifies that the finished Dog has completed hundreds of hours of training day in and day out before being released to work in the field. Thousands of dollars are spent on their training to ensure accuracy. There is no better way to detect Bed Bugs!
The nose Knows
Scent Detection Dogs use a series of olfactory senses that can differentiate between micro particles that enter the nose. The scent is then broken down into specific identifiable particles which the dog can recognize as Target scent or Non-Target scent. Training and Discrimination is performed every day to keep the dogs focused on the specific Bed Bug Scent. This type of training teaches the dogs to disregard any scent that is not bed bugs. This repetitious process
keeps the dog's skills on the Target insect's scent. There is no tool that is more agile or discriminating than a trained canine.
A dog's sensitivity to odors is 10 to 100 times greater than man's. The average dog has 200 to 250 million scent receptors in its nose compared to a human's 5 million. Dogs can detect the tiniest levels of odors, down to a few parts per billion; and can be trained to discriminate between 10 to 30 odors. In rigorous scientific tests conducted by entomologists at the University of Florida in Gainesville, properly trained dogs had a consistent 98% accuracy rate in detecting the presence of live bed bugs and their eggs in various environments, including hotels!
Nose one else compares:
An experienced technician will usually find a large bed bug infestation, but so will the average person. The reason you need a dog team is to find a single bug or a hidden infestation hiding in your walls, headboards, baseboards, electrical sockets and places you or an
inspector can't access.
Find them before they find you!