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The road to complete bed bug elimination begins with proper identification of infested areas. While adult bed bugs may be easier to identify, bed bug nymphs and eggs are very difficult to locate, especially in early or light infestations. With an adept sense of smell, K-9 scent detection dogs possess the unique ability to detect bed bugs quickly and efficiently, with little disruption to your home, office or hotel room.
Advance Tech Pest Control's goal is to maintain a world class bed bug K-9 scent detection program. Advance Tech Pest Control will only employ canines having achieved 600 hours or more of specialized training on how to seek and find bed bugs. K-9 Unit team handlers will also provide continuous training to keep the dogs sharp and focused. While no bed bug inspection can be 100% accurate, the use of a trained K-9 bed bug inspection team is the most accurate means of detection available.
K-9 bed bug detection dogs use their keen sense of smell to detect the odor of live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. The Advance Tech Pest Control K-9 unit dogs are trained on a food/or toy reward philosophy, similar to cadaver and police dogs. This means that if the K-9 “alerts” (a special action specific to each individual dog’s training) it will be rewarded with a toy by an Advance Tech Pest Control K-9 handler. The area or areas where the K-9 “alerts” will be documented for further inspection by the handler. Thereafter, Advance Tech Pest Control professionals will focus on the physical evidence of bed bugs in order to develop a successful treatment strategy, with the intent to completely eradicate bed bugs where they are identified.
The handler and K-9 must pass the certification requirement together as a team in order to become fully certified. If one handler passes the dog on to a different handler, the certification process must be completed again for the new team. A single dog cannot be legally certified without a handler, and vice versa.
There are other qualifications for eligibility including maintaining a good standing with NESDCA, completion of training for the dog and handler, and having no previous membership revoked for any reason. Dogs must also be single-focused scent detectors in order to qualify for certification with NESDCA.
At Advance Tech Pest Control, we understand your brand reputation is of utmost importance, which is why client confidentiality is our number one priority. Advance Tech Pest Control professionals will maintain your privacy from the very first contact and in all practices and procedures during the normal course of doing business with you. To that end, we take every relationship seriously and will extend our policy of confidentiality to all of our clients.