Bed Bug Detection Dog

Our Bed Bug Detection Dogs are trained to the highest standards to find the lowest level of bed bug infestations.

Bed bug remains have been found in the tombs of Egyptian mummies, showing that bed bugs and humans have a history of more than four thousand years together!

There was a decline in the bedbug population after World War II due to improvements in the standard of living and the use of novel synthetic insecticides; however, evidence now shows that since the turn of the century, the bedbug population has been on the rise. This includes increased world travel and resistance to bed bug treatments leading to higher survival, reproduction, and spreading rates. Furthermore, we see an increase in cases again due to the opening up of the world after Covid 19.

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Why Use a Bed Bug Detection Dog?

  • One of the main advantages of using detection dogs is that they are trained to find only live bed bugs, helping to give the customer a definitive answer as to whether a treatment is necessary. Traditionally a pest technician may only find old evidence of an infestation and then treat the room unnecessarily and often at a high cost.
  • When a bite has been reported, it is often recommended for a monitor to be installed for some time; this process can sometimes take 1-2 weeks to provide any results as Bed Bugs do not need to feed every night, so if the room has been shut down the bed bugs have no reason to move around so will bunker down and lay dormant until the next guest arrives giving of carbon dioxide and heat attracting the bed bugs back out of hiding. Using Landguards Detection Dogs will provide you with an immediate answer.
  • Our detection dogs can find anything from eggs to fully grown adult bed bugs, from a large infestation to a single bedbug! The use of the dogs makes for a quick search, and there is no reason to dismantle parts of the room or furniture to try and find the bed bugs like a traditional inspection. The old searching methods can also encourage the bedbugs to disperse as they don’t like being disturbed or exposed to light, so the investigation can potentially spread bugs to other areas and rooms. Landguard bedbug detection dogs can detect a live bedbug through sheets/stitching and even inside electrical sockets!

Catching Bed Bug infestations early can save time and money and prevent them from spreading to neighbouring rooms and properties.

The Landguard Bed Bug Detection Team can inspect an average-sized room in approximately 3 minutes. In contrast, it could take a pest technician over 30 minutes. And, with success rates of making a find with a detection dog at 95% (University of Florida Department of Entomology) and the success rate of a human search at only around 30%, using our highly trained detection team saves time and money.

Dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose (humans have 6 million)

The part of the dog’s brain that analyses smell is 40 times greater than a person’s.

Detection dogs can identify Bed bugs by their specific odour – our talented canine team can pick up on this pheromone in only trace amounts.

 Landguard Pest Control provides a dedicated detection and advisory service.

A visual inspection will verify findings from our Bed Bug Detection team, followed by non-biased recommendations.

Commercial Bed Bug Detection…

When a customer reports bed bugs, the repercussions can significantly impact the business involved. Not only are reputations at stake, but also the risk of lost revenues created by downtimes of all affected parts of the property.

Using our team can help identify an infestation and quickly assess the areas implicated. Due to the accuracy of dog detection, we can confirm the size of an infestation and places that do/don’t require downtime, which helps prevent unnecessary treatments and the associated costs.

We can provide routine screening.

Having a bed bug search plan in place can help show due diligence in case of any court action being taken against an establishment.

All routine checks have complete written reports and photos/video footage on record, so there is evidence of a proactive approach to help protect your customers and staff.

¬†Domestic Bed Bug Detection…

Rather than paying for expensive and potentially unnecessary treatment or having a pest technician take apart your house to find evidence, Landguard Detection Team can come to your property and search for bedbugs and have an answer for you in minutes!

Our Bed bug detection team can pinpoint specific rooms and areas where the bedbugs are hiding, allowing a more accurate and targeted treatment.

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