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Unveiling the Process: What Happens During a Canine Inspection?

Bed bugs are notorious for their elusive nature, making them one of the most challenging pests to detect and eradicate. However, the use of specially trained canines has added an amazing weapon to help find the bed bugs earlier than most humans. Here, we will walk you through the process of a canine bed bug inspection.

The Initial Visual Inspection

If it’s a smaller job, the handler will usually start with a visual inspection. This involves checking the most common areas where bed bugs are known to hide. These areas typically include beds, couches, and other furniture that provides dark, secluded spots.

Canine Scent Detection

Once the visual inspection is complete, it’s time for the canine to perform their scent detection work. The handler will guide the dog around the residence, office area, or hotel room (just some of the few environments that may need an inspection). The dog’s keen sense of smell allows them to detect the presence of bed bugs that might be missed during a visual inspection.

During this time, it’s crucial for the handler to pay close attention to the dog and their surroundings. Therefore, any questions or comments should wait until the canines have concluded their inspection.

Canine Alert and Follow-up

If the canine alerts to the presence of bed bugs, they will receive praise and reward, reinforcing their training. The area is then marked, and the team moves on to the next area.

In the event of an alert, another visual inspection will be performed in the alerted area to see if we can find the bugs. Bed bugs are great at hiding, so this step is crucial to confirm the canine’s alert. However, there are times when we are still unable to find the bed bugs. In such cases, we will recommend treatment based on the canine’s findings.

Conclusion of the Inspection

If there is no alert from the canine, the inspection concludes, and no further action will be taken. The peace of mind that comes from knowing your space is free of bed bugs is invaluable.

In conclusion, canine bed bug inspections are an effective and efficient way to detect these elusive pests. The combination of a handler’s visual inspection and a canine’s scent detection

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