It is no secret that insects are stubborn, especially bed bugs. After years of training, our experts are highly trained to spot even the most subtle signs of infestation but even a keen eye can only see so much. Bed bugs are so named because they hang out around mattresses, box springs and bed frames. Checking these areas for bug populations is a must but they are not the only places affected by infestation. Going over every soft surface in your home or workplace with a fine-tooth comb takes time, energy and there is no guarantee that you will get everything. This is where man’s best friend gets even better. K9 detection dogs are trained to find and identify nests and high traffic areas.
Bed bugs are annoying for plenty of reasons. The most obvious are the bites that they leave behind but there is more harm to be done by these tiny-biting pests. Squishing or flushing a single bug is possible but when populations are spread out, manual removal is impossible. Managing a single-family home is complicated enough but larger spaces like hotels and storefronts are even worse. This is where bed bug detection dogs are extremely useful.
When recently fed, bed bugs are swollen and a dark, reddish colour. On a lighter background, these stick out but following along with lifecycles make the process all the more difficult. Eggs, for example can be laid along seams and within textures of any soft surface. This means rugs, couches, beds and dressers - any and all furniture are all a breeding ground for unwanted insects. After extensive training, our dogs are able to track down bed bugs at every stage of their life cycle.
The team at Toodaloo Saskatoon is proud to announce that we have implemented canine detection into our bed bug treatment plan. No matter the size of your property, we have a four-legged friend who can help banish bugs and create a clean and welcoming environment for you. Instead of just pointing out established nests and affected areas, our dogs are trained to sniff out droppings, urine, eggs and casings. This type of in-depth reporting helps to not only find infestations but to track patterns and provide early detection.