WHY CHOOSE K9 INSPECTIONS FOR BED BUGS?

The road to complete bed bug elimination begins with proper identification of infested areas. While adult bed bugs may be easier to identify, bed bug nymphs and eggs are very difficult to locate, especially in early or light infestations. With an adept sense of smell, K9 scent detection dogs possess the unique ability to detect bed bugs quickly and efficiently, with little disruption to your home, office or hotel room.

QUICK COMPARISON:

TRADITIONAL INSPECTIONS VS K9 UNIT INSPECTIONS

 

Traditional Pest Professional Inspection K9 Unit Inspection
Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs approximately 40-60% Accuracy in detecting adult bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs, 90th percentile
Inspection durations ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour Inspection durations ranging from 2-15 minutes
Moderate level of disruption to occupant (dismantling of bed, moving of furniture, etc.) Minimal to no disruption to occupant
Detection is limited to visual inspection area only Detection has no limitations in cluttered areas, inside upholstered surfaces, mattress seams, beneath carpet, behind baseboards, etc.

 

CREDIBILITY AND ACCURACY

First Defense K9s goal is to maintain a world class bed bug K9 scent detection program. First Defense K9 will only employ canines having achieved 400 hours or more of specialized training on how to seek and find bed bugs. K9 Unit team handlers will also provide continuous training to keep the dogs sharp and focused. While no bed bug inspection can be 100% accurate, the use of a trained K9 bed bug inspection team is the most accurate means of detection available.

HOW DOES A K9 UNIT BED BUG INSPECTION WORK?

K-9 bed bug detection dogs use their keen sense of smell to detect the odor of live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. The First Defense K9 Unit dogs are trained on a food/or toy reward philosophy, similar to cadaver and police dogs. This means that if the K9 alerts (a special action specific to each individual dog’s training), it will be rewarded with a toy by a First Defense K9 handler. The area or areas where the K9 alerts will be documented for further inspection by the handler. Thereafter, The home/business owner will contact a certified pest control company to verify the locations and presence of bed bugs for treatment.

AFTER INSPECTIONS

After inspection, the home/business owner will need to contact a certified Pest Control company for verification and treatment. First Defense K9 is an independent detection service and not a pest control company.

CONFIDENTIALITY

At First Defense K9, we understand your brand reputation is of the utmost importance, which is why client confidentiality is our number one priority.First Defense K9 professionals will maintain your privacy from the very first contact and in all practices and procedures during the normal course of doing business with you. To that end, we take every relationship seriously and will extend our policy of confidentiality to all of our clients.

K9 CERTIFICATION

First Defense K9s are all trained by the in house master trainer.  All K9s are house broken, crate trained, and are obedience certified. Detection K9s are independently certified by Phoenix Pest Control on live, active bed bugs.   First Defense K9 can provide free live demonstrations and tests at any time.  All First Defense K9s are trained weekly and retested monthly.

K9 SERVICES

First Defense K9s services vary based on client needs – from a one time home inspection, to monthly or quarterly inspections for condos, rental cabins, and hotels.  Certify your rentals bed bug free with the First Defense K9 monthly service, and give your customers the warm feeling that they are staying in a clean rental property.

“PEACE OF MIND” SEARCH

We proudly offer a service that will give you peace of mind after traveling. Upon returning from a trip, a First Defense handler and K9 will come to you and search your luggage and any other items you may have traveled with, outside your home, to ensure you are not bringing unwanted guests into your home. If our K9 alerts us to any item searched, the objects can be cleaned before an infestation can occur, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in remediation costs.

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 PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF FIRST DEFENSE K9S SEARCHING FOR BUGS

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