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Canine Inspections

What is a canine inspection for bed bugs?

Adam’s specially trained dog detects 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 dog 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.


Adam’s canine inspection team is nationally certified by NESDCA

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

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

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 Baxter (and his PMP handlers) for passing the difficult performance tests.

Why call Adam’s?

When is a canine inspection most effective?