Bed bug dogs have been used with great success all across the country and around the world. For effective bed bug detection, Wil-Kil Pest Control’s trained bed bug detecting dogs are the best choice throughout the upper Midwest. Our teams of canines are certified on an annual basis by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA). NESDCA is a certifying organization assuring the quality standards of Scent Detection Canines and an information resource center for the consumer and pest control industry. We also follow their best practices, including visually verifying any bed bug activity detected by our dogs.
Why Use A Bed Bug Dog?
Most human bed bug inspections involve removing all infested items, such as bedding, furniture and carpets, which can be very time consuming, disruptive and expensive. Bull, Daisy & Jack, using their keen sense of smell, can detect live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs with a high level of accuracy. Instead of tearing a room apart to inspect for bed bugs, Wil-Kil’s canine teams can find the bed bugs within minutes, making the inspection more accurate and cost-effective compared to traditional detection methods.
Provide post-treatment follow-up. We’ll conduct post-treatment inspections with our bed bug dogs to determine if live bed bugs are still present in the environment and if the bed bugs have moved beyond the treatment area.
Meet Bull, Daisy and Jack: Wil-Kil’s Bed Bug Dogs
Bull, Daisy and Jack, our Beagles, may look cute and friendly, but in reality they are highly trained professional bed bug detection specialists, who were trained by J&K Canine Academy based in High Springs, Florida. J&K Canine Academy is a National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) certified training facility that provides the only termite and bed bug programs in the world with scientifically proven results. Bull, Daisy and Jack, along with their handlers, Jason, Mike and Lindsay, are certified annually by NESDCA to ensure that their bed bug teams only detect live bed bugs and viable eggs.
What Do I Need to Do Before the Bed Bug Dog Arrives?
Before our bed bug dog arrives, there are a few helpful hints to help make the inspection a successful one. Please check out our pre-inspection checklist.
Helpful Information From Daisy, Bull and Jack About Bed Bugs…
- Bed bugs are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide and feed on warm-blooded hosts, usually humans and potentially other warm-blooded animals
- Bed bugs are nocturnal insects and feed at night and hide during the day
- Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices, electrical outlets, wall voids, behind wallpaper, base boards and picture frames, mattresses, box springs and headboards and in bedding materials as well as other upholstered furniture
- Bed bug adults are big enough to be seen. They are mahogany to rusty brown in their natural state and red after a blood meal
- Bed bug adults have six legs, are flat and oval shaped and are no more than ¼ inch in length
- Bed bug eggs and immature bed bugs are extremely difficult to see
- Bed bugs feed for 2-5 minutes and are not felt by humans while biting
For more info, watch our Canine Inspection Webinar below: