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How do bed bug dogs work?

At Ehrlich, we have a Canine Team to help us accurately detect the presence of bed bugs in your home or business. They are an important part of our bed bug solutions.

Contact us today to see how our bed bug control experts and their canine counterparts can help you say goodbye to your bed bug problem.

*This type of inspection is only available in certain locations. Contact us to see if our Canine Teams service your area.


Training bed bug dogs

Our Canine Teams receive their NESDCA certification – National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association. NESDCA is a certifying organization assuring the highest quality standards of scent detection canines.

Ehrlich bed bug dogs

Using their keen sense of smell, dogs can detect odors 10,000 times better than humans. Bed bug dogs enable our pest experts to inspect for bed bugs quickly – sometimes in as little as 30 seconds per room – and without disruption. With 600 to 1,000 hours of comprehensive training, our bed bug dogs are the finest in the industry.

Bed bug sniffing dog inspections

Our Canine Teams are specially trained to detect live bed bugs and eggs and are extremely accurate. They are able to smell up to two parts per trillion and alert their handler to live bed bugs and viable eggs. Our dogs will sniff out bed bugs in the smallest cracks and crevices, ensuring quicker and greater control of a possible infestation.

Why have a bed bug canine inspection?

  1. Proven and trusted - Because of their keen sense of smell, dogs are able to locate everything from weapons and drugs to missing persons, cancer, and yes, bed bugs.
  2. Speed and accuracy - Ultimately, this means cost savings. A dog has more than 220 million olfactory receptors in its nose, and a trained bed bug dog is looking for just one smell - bed bugs. It can take up to an hour for a human inspector to properly search just one bedroom for bed bugs. A dog can clear the same room in a matter of minutes with far more accuracy.
  3. Cutting-edge technology - A dog’s "nose" is scientifically proven to be the most accurate inspection tool that can detect and pinpoint sources of bed bugs.
  4. Greater peace of mind - Our dogs are trained to work by being rewarded with play, not food. You can rest easy if our dog doesn't find bed bugs and know your money is well spent if it does. And if the dog does find bed bugs, Ehrlich can then begin the process of eliminating the infestation.

Ehrlich’s trained professionals will visually verify any dog alerts before any bed bug treatments are made – something our competition does not always do. Contact Ehrlich at 800-837-5520 for more information about our bed bug dogs and bed bug inspections.

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