In our ongoing commitment to providing advanced solutions for bed bug prevention, detection, and treatment, Rokill Pest Control is thrilled to announce our partnership with Canine Search partners, introducing the exceptional expertise of bed bug sniffer dogs into our comprehensive pest control toolkit.
These highly-trained dogs, celebrated for their success in detecting drugs and explosives, leverage an unparalleled sense of smell. With approximately 50 times more smell receptors than humans, their olfactory capabilities are heightened by factors of 10,000 to 100,000. Undergoing three months of intensive training by professionals, these remarkable canines now possess the ability to identify the specific smells emitted by bed bugs, making them an invaluable addition to our pest detection and control efforts.
One of the key advantages of using bed bug sniffer dogs is their unparalleled speed in discovering infestations. While human technicians may spend hours visually inspecting a room and dismantling furniture, our canine partners can detect live infestations within minutes. Their acute sense of smell allows them to reach hard-to-access areas such as beneath floorboards and underneath carpets that human technicians may struggle to reach.
Bed bug sniffer dogs focus on common areas prone to harbouring bed bugs, covering more ground in less time compared to a human inspection. In large infestations, dogs can accurately identify the infested room from the corridor alone, showcasing their efficiency. Trained to detect the pheromones emitted by bed bugs, these dogs provide a proactive service, conducting preplanned inspections that highlight potential issues before they escalate.
It’s important to note that for the well-being of the dogs, they cannot enter rooms treated with insecticides for six weeks, as it may damage their receptors.
When it comes to bed bug detection, the success rates of sniffer dogs surpass all other available methods on the market. Bed bug traps, for instance, have less than a 20% detection success rate at the early stages of an infestation. Human inspections by experienced pest technicians achieve 50% to 80% efficiency. However, bed bug sniffer dogs have proven to be more accurate, boasting an 80% to 90% success rate in the early stages of an infestation.
Our bed bug sniffer dogs have earned accreditation from the Bed Bug Foundation for their accuracy, and our dog trainers hold qualifications from BIPDT. Utilising bed bug sniffer dogs for detection not only speeds up the inspection process, taking only one hour for 20 rooms, but also offers a high level of accuracy in locating the source of any infestation.
Whether used proactively through scheduled visits or reactively after an infestation is discovered, bed bug sniffer dogs are a valuable tool in our pest control arsenal. For more information on our Bed Bug Sniffer Dogs, please contact a member of our team.
Learn more about the incredible work of our bed bug sniffer dogs here. Rokill Pest Control is committed to providing innovative and effective solutions for your pest control needs.