FAQs

  • How do I know if I have a bed bug problem?

    The most revealing signs of a bed bug problem are the red itchy bumps that appear after being bitten. Other signs include drops of blood on your sheets, or dark spots of bed bug droppings on your bedding, mattress, clothes or walls. However, bed bugs can be inconspicuous, hiding in alarm clocks or electrical outlets. That is why canine inspections are so reliable – our dogs’ noses lead us to what we are unable to see.

  • How do canine bed bug inspections work?

    Prior to your inspection, we will ask you to prepare your home or business for our visit. Inspection prep includes tidying rooms and temporarily removing your pets so our dogs can conduct detailed, accurate searches. During the inspection, the dogs will put their noses to work around furniture, baseboards, curtains, electrical outlets, and more.

    If the dogs detect live bed bugs or viable bed bug eggs, you will work with the pest control company of your choice to treat the source of the infestation. After treatment, we will conduct a follow-up inspection to ensure that bugs and their eggs are gone.

  • What types of buildings do you inspect?

    K-9 Pro Detection works with residential and commercial customers. We inspect homes, apartment buildings and condos, hospitals, schools and just about any other place that bed bugs turn up.

  • How are the dogs trained?

    Our dogs and handlers are trained together through the NESDCA, a certifying organization that ensures the highest standards of canine scent detection. We train our dogs daily to locate live bed bugs and their eggs. Yes, this means we keep bed bugs on site for the dogs to interact with.

  • How can I be sure the bed bugs are gone?

    Our dogs are trained only to recognize live bed bugs and eggs. After your treatment, we will do a follow-up inspection to ensure that bugs and their eggs are dead.

  • What if I want to keep my bed bug inspection private?

    We understand that bed bug inspections can cause anxiety for neighboring residents or businesses owners. Simply ask for our unmarked car when you set up your inspection and we will do our best to accommodate the request.