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K9 Bed Bug Inspection

Worried you have bed bugs? Lexi and Zip have the answer!


Bed Bug Problem?

Lexi and Zip have the answer!
The first step in resolving a bed bug problem is finding them. While you are able to see an adult bed bug, nymphs and eggs are particularly tough to find. That’s why a dog’s keen sense of smell offers one of the best ways to find bed bugs, even at early stages of infestation.

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The Canine Advantage

A University of Florida study
shows that trained bed bug dogs detect infestations with 96% accuracy! Compare that with human technicians who detect with only 25% accuracy! Lexi and Zip have undergone intense training in order to alert on only live bed bugs and bed bug eggs and their training continues each and every day so we are confident in their accuracy.


Rigorous Training

Daily Training with All Life Stages of bed bugs, including eggs, ensures that your bed bug problem will be solved! We replicate home and office layouts in our training studio and train our dogs to find bed bugs in any location. Our dogs are nationally certified on an annual basis.

How Does it Work?

Visual Assessment

A Handler will visually assess the room and then he or she will visually inspect the area to determine the best way to conduct the search.

Preliminary Inspection

The Handler and leashed K9 will work their way through the room making sure the dog sniffs along the baseboards, furniture seams, chairs, and anywhere a bed bug can hide.

Visual Confirmation

After the K9 alerts, the Handler will attempt to visually confirm the presence of bugs. The handler will look for both the actual bug and evidence of bug activity such as a cast skin or fecal spotting.


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Top Reasons To Use Our K9 Bed Bug Detection Teams:

Peace of Mind. A bed bug detection dog takes the guess work out of determining whether or not you have bed bugs.

Saves You Money. Early detection of bed bugs can save you a lot of money in the end.

Best Bed Bug Detection Technology Available. There is nothing on the market that is able to detect bed bugs as quickly and reliably as a trained K9.

How long does a search take?

Not only is a canine search effective, it is one of the fastest ways to search for bed bugs.  A home generally take between 30-60 minutes, an apartment takes 10-15 minutes a single hotel room can be searched in 2-3 minutes.  A human search can take hours and is limited to what the inspector can see, so low level infestations are easily missed.

How do I prepare for a search?

The preparation for a K9 search is minimal.  We ask that you remove from the floor any food or any other item that might be harmful to the dog (medicine, mouse traps, garbage).  If you have a pet, we will ask that you put the pet outdoors or in a cage/kennel or in a bathroom during the search.  If the handler feels that a fan or air conditioner is disrupting the air flow, you may be asked to temporarily turn it off during the search.  Most importantly, we are able to give you the best search possible where there is minimal clutter.  We don’t expect homes to be clutter-free, and your handler will advise you when clutter might impact the accuracy of the search.

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