Bed Bugs and K-9 Detection
A1 uses K-9 detection for verification of bed bug elimination.
The same training techniques used for military and law enforcement purposes, is now being adapted to train dogs to search for and find bed bugs. The K-9’s keen sense of smell allows them to smell through walls, floors and even underground. This enables them to sniff out the trouble areas quicker and more accurately, helping us exterminate your bed bugs efficiently.
K-9 detection used in hotels and motels give management an additional measure that they have done everything in their power to give their guests the pest free environment they paid for. In case of a lawsuit initiated by a guest that was bitten, management can prove that they made every effort to rid the environment of uninvited guests.
The Institute for Biological Detection Systems (IBDS) of Auburn University in Alabama reported that a dog’s sensitivity limits in their olfactory detection range from tens of part per billion to 500 parts per trillion. Also their ability of discriminating a target scent from a non-target scent are extremely advanced even when the target scent is surrounded by the non-target scent. When properly trained a dog searching for a specific substance can alert to one or two of the substances most abundant vapor compounds with high level accuracy.