Bed bugs are small. Average-sized bed bug nymphs are a little larger than a sesame seed, with adult bugs being about the size of an apple seed. They hide in the cracks and crevices of furniture, walls, and bedding. The size and reclusiveness of these bugs means that often bed bug detection dogs are the only way to ascertain if an infestation is present. We subcontract bed bug inspection dogs that are as vigilant as they are friendly. Trained detection dogs have a success rate of ~97%. Furthermore, they can pinpoint the exact location of bed bugs, whether they are hiding behind walls or in furniture our canines will be able to sniff out even tiny eggs.
Bed bug detection canines and their handlers are trained specifically for locating live bed bugs. Handlers are also highly trained to care and train canines properly. Part of this care includes rewarding dogs and providing them with love and attention. Studies have shown that dogs who are given proper care work harder to obey and please their handlers. At Custom Bed Bug, proper care is part of our requirement in finding canine teams that are in optimal condition to sniff out and help us kill bed bugs.
Our personable staff will be able to give you specific tips and advice based on your specific bed bug concerns, ultimately saving you thousands of dollars in unnecessary treatments.