Terminix Canada’s trained K9 team offer close to 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 and termites in a room.
Rooms need to be stripped down with carpets and baseboards pulled away to detect pest activity behind walls. Renovation costs would skyrocket; at that point, the bugs have won the battle.
Due to a dog’s keen sense of smell, our top canine Inspector Kody and K9 team, can detect bed bugs and termites behind walls. This makes his inspection a more thorough and accurate one. More precise detection means that if there is bed bug or termite activity, Kody will be alert to it and control measures can begin immediately. This is vital to minimize the chaos from extremely volatile pests like termites.
It takes more than two months of training and costs approximately $10,000.00 for a dog to be able to detect bed bugs. Kody can smell through walls, floors and even underground long before humans can see any visible signs. He can crawl into tight spaces that human inspectors cannot.
Kody has undergone more than 600 hours of training, demonstrating his ability and accuracy in detecting bed bugs and termites. He is a powerful new weapon against destructive and disgusting bed bugs and termites. Kody can locate these pests in places that human inspectors have difficulty finding. Once the target insect is located, Kody performs what’s called a passive alert, where he 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 Kody offers close to 100% effective rate, as opposed to the approximately 35% accuracy rate of even the best trained human inspector.