adam's pest control

Canine Inspections

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What is a canine inspection for bed bugs?

Adam’s specially trained dogs detect bed bugs by their scent in the same way other dogs effectively detect drugs, bombs, cadavers, mold, and termites. A dog’s sense of smell is up to 100,000 times more sensitive than a human’s and they can be trained to identify bed bugs and viable eggs by their scent.

Our dogs and handlers work as a team. The handlers, licensed Pest Management Professionals (PMPs), show the dog where he should inspect. The dog is trained to indicate to its handler if he smells a bed bug or viable egg. The PMP then verifies the presence of bed bugs.

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Our Bed Bug Dog Teams

Adam's canine inspection team is nationally certified by NESDCA

Our team is made up of licensed PMPs and our specially trained dogs, Marvin and Baxter:

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Marvin, The Bed Bug Beagle - Marvin is an easy going, lovable bed bug sniffing dog. He is gentle and is especially good at finding bed bugs without disturbing people’s belongings.

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Baxter, The Bed Bug Beagle - Baxter is our latest addition to the bed bug teams.

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The National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) is a certifying organization that assures the highest quality standards of Scent Detection Canines. NESDCA has strict standards for certifying canine detection teams in a pass/fail evaluation. We are proud of Marvin (and his PMP handlers) for passing the difficult performance tests.

Why call Adam's?

  • Our bed bug detection dogs are from among the top canine training schools in the country.

  • Adam’s canine teams are recognized leaders and have traveled to other states to perform inspections.

  • Unlike some pest companies, Adam’s only rewards the dog when there is supporting evidence of bed bugs. This practice helps keep our dogs honest and effective.

  • Adam’s PMP will confirm the presence of bed bugs before any treatment is ordered

When is a canine inspection most effective?

  • Canine inspections can be highly effective on more difficult to locate bed bug infestations.

  • Canine inspections take less time compared to a PMP alone.

  • Adam’s canine inspection teams are effective at “sweeping” large areas such as theaters, retail stores, and common areas for bed bugs.

  • When you have multiple rooms or units to inspect, such as hotels, apartments buildings, or condominiums

  • In private homes when bed bugs are suspected, but have not been seen


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