They can find Bed Bugs even when they are inaccessible to visual inspection.
Here is a link to a video of one of the dogs (Aaron) with a GoPro Camera on his back doing a training exercise.
The Dogs enjoy working every day. They can distinguish between bed bugs and other insects very easily. They know the difference just like we know red and blue. As humans we think in terms of vision because that is our main sense. “You should see what I saw yesterday”. “I saw it that way.” ” See what you can do about it”.
If the dogs could talk they would say “you should have smelled what I smelled yesterday”
|Bennie – Atlanta – Bed Bug Dog|
These dogs are like little biological x-ray machines that are portable and have great personalities. They help us to quickly determine which areas are infested and which are not, making remediation much more accurate and thorough.
The dogs are paired with a handler and trained to work daily with their “Best Friend” This handler is responsible for their every whim. Feeding, Grooming, Training constantly, Safety. But most of all there is a bond that develops that makes the dog want to please their handler. Yes they are rewarded for finding them just as we are rewarded for work. It is like a fun game for the dogs and they are proud of their finds. We have many customers that find them fun to watch. We do many High-Rise, Assisted Living, Hotels where the dogs can inspect a room in just a few minutes with accuracy. Its not uncommon for them to complete 40-60 units a day. Heat is a factor as we must keep the dogs cool. We are very mindful of the animals safety and living conditions. The handlers always fall in love with their dogs. This is because they watch the dogs perform so well and realize that they are solely working to please them. It is only natural to immensely love them also. It is not uncommon for a dog to follow their handler everywhere they go.
They usually don’t want their handler out of sight. So they tag along everywhere, just being a regular dog when off-duty.
After the K9 does their job we are making notes to help us do a great job of elimination.
We use Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment to eliminate bed bugs. Bed Bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 118 degrees. We use electric equipment (No Propane) and create our own power with installed generators in our trailers or trucks.
It is typical for a Heat Treatment to take 5-7 hours to complete. There is some preparation that needs to take place by the resident.
If you have a bed bug issue or you think you may have a problem and want the K9 service to be sure give us a call at 770-957-1915 and we will get the ball rolling to get you bed bug free and keep it that way.
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Clark Pest Remedy