Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why Should I Use a Bed Bug Detection Dog?

As the bed bug epidemic continues to grow, bed bug detection dogs will begin to play a larger role in bed bug detection and elimination. So what makes these dogs so special and why would you want to use one?

  • A Powerful Nose – A dog’s nose generally has between 125 and 220 million smell-sensitive receptors making their nose nearly 100 million times more powerful than the human nose. Dogs can be trained to detect just about anything including explosives, blood, plants, produce, currency, cancer, mold, and even insects.
  • Speed – Because a dog’s nose is so powerful, they can search a small apartment for bed bugs in a just a few short minutes. If a human were to inspect the same apartment for bed bugs, it could take 1 to 2 hours, depending on the thoroughness of the inspection.
  • Accuracy – Bed bugs are small and can hide anywhere, even in electrical outlets. Humans are known to be only about 30-35% accurate in finding bed bugs during an inspection. However, well trained bed bug detection dogs are between 90% and 95% accurate in finding bed bugs. In addition, they can pinpoint the exact location of the bugs.


  1. Very true about the ease of inspection with the dogs. Our sniffing friends helps a lot in dealing with the filthy bugs. For some trusted pest services check out:

  2. I will suggest Pest Control Pueblo CO to my friends and family in hopes that they will also experience the good service I received.

  3. Thanks for posting your insights and experiences.

    Easy way to kill and Get rid of mice effectively…

  4. Its good to use bed bug detection will save our time and also it will give accuracy in finding the pets.
    pest control brisbane

  5. Up to bed bug sniffing detection, amazing that dogs are also useful on this king of task..

    Rat Removal Gold Coast
    gold coast pest control

    1. As far as i consider using a bed bug dog is my last priority unless i get some bed bug rash on my body i wont prefer.

  6. amazing that dogs are also useful on this king of task..
    Labrador breeder

  7. Being a Pest Control service provider its a compliment you for the wisdom you share here. Kudos!

  8. Think back to the first time you ever heard of Pest Control. The constantly changing fashionable take on Pest Control demonstrates the depth of the subject. Though Pest Control is a favorite’s topic of discussion amongst monarchs, presidents and dictators, spasmodically it returns to create a new passion amongst those who study its history. It still has the power to shock those most reliant on technology, who are yet to grow accustomed to its discombobulating nature. Though I would rather be in bed I will now examine the primary causes of Pest Control.

  9. This is really a nice and informative, containing all information and also has a great impact on the new technology. Thanks for sharing it,
    pest control san antonio