Terminix Canada’s trained K9 team and their handlers have certiﬁcation from the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association. They oﬀer close to a 100% success rate in uncovering pest problems. This is opposed to the approximate 35% accuracy rate of even the best trained human inspector. A trained pest management professional can only detect visible signs of bed bugs in a room.
Rooms would need to be stripped down with carpets and baseboards pulled away to detect pest activity behind walls. Renovation costs would skyrocket and at that point, the bugs have won the battle.
Dogs can detect some, if not most, smells at concentrations of parts per trillion. In short, their noses are far more sensitive than humans. They can detect bed bugs at all phases of their life cycle, from eggs to nymphs to adults, and can crawl into tight spaces that human inspectors cannot.
This makes K9 inspection a more thorough and accurate one. More precise detection means that if there is bed bug activity, our K9 team will be alert to it and control measures can begin immediately. This is vital to minimize the chaos caused by extremely volatile pests.
It takes more than two months of training and costs approximately $10,000.00 for a dog to be able to detect bed bugs. Our K9 team dogs can smell through walls, ﬂoors and even underground long before humans can see any visible signs.
Our K9 team dogs have undergone more than 600 hours of training, demonstrating their ability and accuracy in detecting pests. They are a powerful new weapon against destructive and disgusting bed bugs. Our dogs can locate these pests in places that human inspectors have diﬃculty ﬁnding. Once the target insect is located, dogs perform what’s called a passive alert, where they will sit and point to the infested area.
Above all, this is a fantastic advantage for the real estate buyer and the business owner/ manager. This is because our dogs oﬀer close to a 100% eﬀective rate, as opposed to the approximate 35% accuracy rate of even the best trained human inspector.
I want to take a moment to commend Technician 'D', who takes remarkably good care when servicing our buildings. He is thorough, kind, and gives us feedback to make improvements. He is invested in the health and safety of our business and we are overwhelmingly pleased with his efforts.
- Rahmona S.
I am impressed with the Technician who came to my business. He did a great job and was very thorough. Thank you so much for sending him to help us, I really appreciate it.
- Jarahli A.
Hired Terminix about 3 years ago (primarily for spider control due to proximity to lake) and have received consistently good service. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
- Tatiana M.