How Much Do Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Cost

Do Bedbug Dogs Work? Yes, and No.

Sorry, but bedbug dog accuracy is not as great as you might think. The dirty little secret in the industry: False positives are rampant.

For the past few years, working canines have been on the front lines of the battle against the bedbug resurgence in the United States.

Trained dogs, surely the heroes of this pest epidemic, are bringing in wads of cash for extermination companies.

But do bed bug dogs work? And just how accurate are they?

A 2008 study (PDF) from the University of Florida has been held up by the extermination companies as proof positive that bedbug sniffing dogs do work.

The controlled study showed a 97.5% “positive indication rate” and no false positives. The report concluded that “if trained properly, dogs can be used effectively to locate live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs.”

And that’s all the proof that extermination companies needed.

Now, Exterminators Everywhere Have a Bedbug Dog

The industry has grown exponentially since then, as has the bedbug problem in general. Now many companies across the country have bedbug-sniffing dogs — mostly Beagles, but sometimes Puggles (Pug/Beagle mix) and other breeds. I’ve even seen one company with a Chinese Crested.

Of course, these dogs don’t come cheap.

Extermination companies might spend upward of $10,000 for the dog and some handler training. If you’re an unlucky resident using the services of a sniffer dog, you might wind up paying the exterminator $325 an hour — just for the dog to sniff around your home.

Perhaps the most famous of the bedbug sniffing dogs is Roscoe, a Beagle “canine inspector” for Bell Environmental Services in New York. Roscoe even has his own iPhone app and Facebook page.

No doubt, having a dog is a major selling point for an extermination company in the bedbug business.

Do Bedbug Dogs Work?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but bedbug dogs are not as accurate as you might believe.

I know, I know… that University of Florida clinical study from 2008? It’s proof positive, right?

Well, sure, the numbers were huge, but the 98% accuracy rate doesn’t actually have anything to do with how any particular company’s dog might perform here in the real world.

In fact, the dirty little secret is that false positives by bedbug dogs are rampant in the industry, owing to poor training of dog or handler. The dog might be reacting to cues from the handler, or wanting a treat.

Not to sound conspiratorial here, but let’s say that a company tells you its dog has detected bedbugs in your apartment. Doesn’t it stand to benefit financially from the extermination costs? So, a false positive would work in the exterminator’s favor.

ANew York Timesarticle highlighted the problem, with an entomology professor conceding, “Many pest control companies have the same frustration … that they often follow behind dogs that are indicating bedbugs, and they can’t find anything.”

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Bell Environmental responded to that article by saying that it informs customers that there is no physical evidence of bedbugs even though the dog might have indicated their presence. The choice to exterminate is then left to the resident (or landlord).

Doug Summers of BedBug Dog, in Safety Harbor, Florida, says, “Dogs can be distracted by a number of factors: people in the room, other pets, food smells, litterboxes and other attractive scents.”

He adds: “An established infestation is usually obvious to the dog. A single bug is easier to miss. We expect a 90%-plus accuracy, but a false negative is always possible.”

Conclusion

I believe there should be an industry-wide, independent certification process for bedbug dogs and trainers.

Also, don’t assume that just because a dog has indicated a “positive” result for bedbugs in your apartment, you actually have them. Use your due diligence.

One handler tells me that training a dog to sniff bedbugs is only slightly easier than training a dog to smell cancer.

Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs: The Truth about Canine Inspection

This golden retriever (named Jola) is sniffing for bed bugs under a mattress.

Thinking of hiring a trained dog to detect bed bugs? If so, it’s going to cost you about $350 regardless of whether the dog finds bugs or not.

Does scent detection work?

Below, we one visitor that claims it’s a waste of money and a K9 scent detection company’s response as to why it failed – but the general consensus is yes, it works extremely well, BUT only if:

  • The dog trained by a reputable canine detection program for bed bugs only and not cross trained to detect other insects (reduces false positives)
  • The handler is trained (accredited certification) to work with and understand alerts from the dog
  • Dog can accurately detect as little as one or a few bed bugs
  • Dog can detect live bed bug eggs
  • The handler will work to confirm dog’s findings and point out the infestation

A university study on dogs that completed a special canine bug detection training program found they had a 97% accuracy rate, but they dogs from that special program. Unfortunately, some inspection services use this statistic to promote their services even though they never had the same training. Make sure the canine used is trained using an widely recognized program.

If the company is as good as they say, they shouldn’t have a problem providing you with a sealed pin-holed plastic vile containing a few live adult bed bugs that you can hide in a room for testing. They will explain that conducting the test near a vent or up high may prevent detection.

Below is Jenifer’s story on how sent detection repeatedly failed her.

Scent Detection That Didn’t Work

Jennifer’s bad experience & a canine detection company’s response

About 2 1/2- weeks ago I noticed my wrist itched at work. upon inspection, the bites looked and felt just like mosquito bites. When I got home later I inspected my body and counted 2 bites on my right finger (about 1/2 ” apart), 2 or 3 bites on my right wrist, and one bite on my left thigh (just above the knee).

Just to be on the safe side, the next morning I had an exterminator come and do an inspection of my home to make sure I was safe and pest free.

The exterminator who came to do the inspection told me that my bites looked a lot like classic bed bug bites and explained that he needed to do a thorough inspection of my house … especially of the bedrooms. He turned my house upside down looking for bed bugs. After a long search he said that he felt very certain that I did not have bed bugs and went on and on about all the telltale signs of bed bugs and how nothing in my home shows evidence of any (except for my bites!).

Anyway, after a week or so of bite free, restful sleeps in my bed, I woke up last Tuesday morning with 8 or 9 bites on my left wrist and arm! I was/am upset, disgusted, frustrated and in pain. I envy those who are not allergic to these awful bites. Consider yourselves lucky. The following morning, I called my dermatologist and he saw me that afternoon. My dermatologist said that he was 95% certain that I had bed bug bites and 100% certain that they are insect bites either way. At this point I am really starting to lose my mind. Not only have I spent $40 on a doctor visit copay, but $185 on pest inspection and nothing has changed: (

Now I have spent nearly 200 dollars, lost a lot of sleep, and look like I have some sort of a skin condition you could catch. not a pretty picture. I spent nearly all of Wednesday night becoming a web MD/expert on and about bed bugs. After doing all my online research while I was paralyzed by fear of falling asleep – I decided the smartest thing I could do is to hire special dogs to come and sniff the exact location bed bugs!

Okay, so I hired this company with hounds that only can identify the scent of bed bug. Scam? who knows? I certainly didn’t care because I was/ am so desperate to get these things out of my house! So here is what happened. Yesterday the man with the dog came over to my home. The dog goes up to the beds in my house and apparently really reacts to something on both the bed in my master bedroom and the bed in my guest-room. You can’t imagine how excited I am that I am THIS close to hard evidence of real, live, disgusting, blood sucking bed bugs! I am this close to a solution!

Okay, the bed bug dog, handler, and I go back to the bedrooms to hone in on the exact spots the dog reacted to. This way I can find out where I need to treat the infestation. The doggy is good and shows me the spot again. I look at the box spring and then at the guy and dog and say “Uh, okay- umm can we see them… or like one”? the guy tries to find one for me but goes on to say “how hard it is to find these little suckers” and “gosh they are just so sneaky”. Ughhh. My hope of the beginning of the end of bed bugs has quickly been deflated. All I can think to myself is what a crazy, gullible idiot I have turned into in a mere 2 weeks. I will not even say how much money I spent on this. It is shameful…

Believe it or not that was my day yesterday. C’mon people- HELP ME!

Response from the owner of a bed bug dog company

I own a Bed Bug dog scent detection company that detects the odor or LIVE bed bugs and viable eggs with the use of dogs. The team here at BadBedBugs contacted me to see if I could shed light on this matter for you.

I first want to start off by saying that using dogs to detect bed bugs is certainly not a scam. In fact, scientific studies have been done on the dogs to prove the accuracy of their findings. Now here is where that last sentence gets tricky. Yes, the University of Florida has done extensive studies in regards to the use of dogs and posted that their findings were that dogs were averaging 98% accuracy. But what you need to understand is that the University used dogs that were trained at special Canine Academy. And because the University released their report without discussing who’s dogs they used, now everyone with a bed bug dog now thinks they have the right to say that their dog is 98% accurate, when in fact, that statement is completely inaccurate.

All dogs should be single scent dogs and certified via a third party and not an in-house certification program.

Now onto the situation at hand….

I don’t know what the rules and regulations of the company you used are, but I will say this, when we do an inspection we rely 100% on the accuracy of the dog. If our handlers start second guessing our dogs, then that defeats the purpose completely. And so that you know, the extensive study that the University did stated that humans were only as high as 30% accurate in finding bed bugs. Which is the other reason we don’t search for them after the dog alerts.

Now, it is true, bed bugs can be elusive. especially if they are nymphs (babies). In some cases they can actually hide within the fabric of your bed making them almost impossible to find. Also keep in mind that they could be elsewhere in your living space. Nightstand, couch, chairs, carpet, clock radios, etc etc. And for that reason alone, this is why using a dog like the ones we use, are a perfect fit for your situation. Secondly, if you were able to just see them on your bed, then you wouldn’t need a dog to begin with.

I recently had a customer go through the exact same thing as you. She had 4 pest management companies come in and none of them found a single bug. She then called us in and the dog alerted us to bed bugs on each side of her mattress. I wrote in my report that the dog alerted to both sides of the bed and was also trying to crawl under the mattress. So I suggested that if her pest control company wanted to find them to look on the mattress and under the bed.

The customer called me back 2 days later crying saying that the pest control company did not find anything at all. I asked if the pest control company completely searched the bed and box springs. She said yes. I asked how and she told me they had flash lights out looking all around the bed. When I asked if they took the fabric off the bottom of the box spring she replied NO. I suggested to look there, as I stated before the dog was trying to crawl under the bed. She called me back 30 minutes later again in tears apologizing to me stating that she found the evidence she was looking for. At last, they identified bed bugs.

I truly hope this restores your faith in the accuracy of a trained dog’s ability to sniff out bed bugs.

Scent Detection That Worked Great

Mimi’s great experience where a bed bug sniffing dog did what the pest control companies couldn’t

Mimi hired pest control companies to help her find bed bugs and in the end, it was the bed bug sniffing dog that solved the problem! Her story is listed below:

My nightmare started exactly 2 weeks ago today. That is when I caught my first bed bug on my body around 2 am. I feel “lucky” that I caught the little *#%@ because I had suspected there may have been an issue a couple of weeks prior but could not find any of the evidence in my room or on/around my bed, sheets, box springs, night stands, curtains, picture over my bed, light sockets, etc.

Late November I had to go to Cincinnati for business and about 2 weeks later I received my first “spider” bite. It was the worst bite I have ever experienced! Red, extremely itchy, and swollen. About a week later, low and behold, I got another spider bite. a few days later 3 in a row on my elbow. I even went to my doctor because my boyfriend said it looked like MRSA. After the Dr swabbed the infected area, I told him I thought it could be bed bugs. He said Mimi, you do not have bed bugs.

Well, a week later is when I caught the thing red handed biting me in the middle of the night. That night it woke me up because my neck was itching so badly. I got up to see what was wrong with my neck when I spotted her on my white t-shirt. I freaked when I caught it because blood squished out of it’s body! That’s when I knew I had bed bugs. I put her in a plastic container and looked up images on the internet.

I had three pest control companies come out (Terminix, Orkin, and OPC Pest Control), all did what I thought was a thorough inspection but none of them found any bed bugs.

So next I called this guy in Northern Kentucky who has dogs that smell live bed bugs and their eggs. His dog identified a bag that contained my down comforter (I madly cleaned, vacuumed and bagged everything the day I found the bed bug).

Broke down my whole bed and vacuumed every crack and crevice of my furniture and light socket. I have been vigilant in my search for bed bugs, exoskeletons, larvae, and eggs but still cannot find anything except for that one bed bug I caught. I know that there must have been more than that one as I had 15 bites on my neck 2 weeks ago.

The bed bug dog handler said the one I caught was a female so I am waiting to see what happens in the nest 2 weeks.

It’s been 2 weeks today since my last bite but I still wake every night with nightmares of bed bugs crawling on my neck. I wake myself up scratching my neck but, thank God no bites…. yet! I am going crazy

I think I have caught this early and if I have total faith in the dogs, only my comforter was compromised but time will tell!

Wish me luck and I wish all of you luck as well as this is the most emotionally devastating experience I have gone through to date.

A bit about the bed bug sniffing dogs that were used.
The dog service was $360. For me it was worth it as I feel his dogs are well trained and were invaluable in helping to find their location in my house! I am keeping my fingers crossed as it’s been 3 weeks since I realized I had bed bugs and no bites!

He had two dogs. The first dog he called “the sweeper”. She is a black lab and she indicated the plastic garbage bag I had put my comforter in the night I found a bed bug. (He had opened all the black plastic garbage bags that I stuffed all bedding into so the dogs could get a whiff of them).

The second dog, a terrier, was brought in after the first dog and he said was his pin point dog also only indicated on the same bag. Both dogs went through the whole house (3 levels) and all closets, dresser drawers, and my car.

He lives 1 1/2 hours away from me so my charge was reflected in my bill. He had been a pest control specialist in the Cincinnati area before he got into training these dogs and he is very knowledgeable about bed bugs as he has had a lot of experience in the Cincinnati area.

I was a little skeptical at first but he told me there is no guarantee but, he has a lot of confidence in his dogs. As of now, I do as well!

Bed Bug Dogs

Why We Need Bed Bug Dogs

Everyone has heard the phrase, “Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” The fact is
bed bugs are biting. Complaints continue to rise as the problem spreads across the globe.

What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

Size and Feeding Habits
About the size of an apple seed, bed bugs hide in mattress seams, behind base boards, in furniture and anywhere else close to a human host. Bed bugs tend to emerge at night in search of a food source: human blood. After feeding, bed bugs can leave some people with itchy, red welts. While bed bugs are not known to cause disease, they can put your company’s reputation at risk.

Bed bugs are virtually impossible to prevent. They can thrive in spotlessly clean environments, overriding the best sanitation efforts.

How Bed Bugs Infest Property
These pests can hitchhike into your property on personal belongings, shipments, or even on your next guest. Bed bugs multiply at rapid rates. In just one month, two bed bugs can produce more than 150 offspring.

It takes just one incident to affect your business and impact your bottom line. That’s why your pest management partnership is so critical, and why a bed bug dog can help.

The Orkin Bed Bug Dog

Your New Partner in Pest Management
Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s crucial to detect and treat for bed bugs early.

At Orkin, we continue to research and implement innovative, scientific pest management techniques to help protect your business. That’s why we have a team of trained canines ready to spot bed bug infestations.

Orkin’s bed bug detection dogs join our team of Ph.D.s, entomologists, and sanitarians, to provide an extra set of eyes and a keen sense of smell to help “spot” any bed bug problems you might face.

How Can Your Business Benefit from Bed Bug Sniffing Canine?

Here’s what to expect with the help of a bed bug dog:

  • Accurate Results:Did you know that dogs have about 45 times more smell receptors than humans do? This keen sense of smell makes them the new experts on bed bug detection.
  • Quick Detection:Bed bug canines can easily find the areas where bed bugs reside, and detect them quicker than their human counterparts. Faster detection can speed up the treatment process and allow you to get back to business as usual.
  • Trusted by the Law:Working canines have a long history of expertise, especially when it comes to their most valuable tool – the nose. Federal, state, and local government agencies employ dogs for search and rescue missions. Law enforcement agencies also use canine units to detect drugs and sniff out bombs.
  • Peace of Mind:Each Orkin Commercial Pest Specialist is a skilled service technician who has undergone formal accredited class work from Purdue University and is well versed in treatment techniques. The Orkin Man® plus The Orkin Dog – a formidable bed bug detection team.

Award Winning Training

No pest control company puts as much into training its pest specialists and bed bug dogs as we do.

Consistently appearing inTrainingmagazine’s Top 125 list, we at Orkin continue to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the pest control pack.

Rest assured, you’re getting the most cutting edge and effective bed bug dog management techniques delivered by knowledgeable, expert staff.

Call today to check availability for bed bug dog inspections and to get help with bed bug prevention and control.

How to Train Dogs Who Sniff Out Bed Bugs

Giardia Prevention in Dogs

Just as dogs can be trained to sniff out drugs and explosives, they can be trained to sniff out bed bugs, which can find their way into all kinds of furnishings around the home. Because these bugs are tiny, having a dog who can tell you where there is an infestation can keep you from having to treat an entire home. Plus, dogs have been proven to be almost 100 percent accurate, when properly trained, at locating bed bugs.

Step 1

Place several bed bugs in three of the five salt shakers. In one of the remaining salt shaker, place the eggs, skin casting and fecal matter. If you do not have access to an infested area from which to collect these things, you may be able to purchase them from an entomologist in your area. Leave one salt shaker empty.

Step 2

Let your dog sniff only the shakers that contain the live bed bugs. Make sure he sniffs only the salt shakers with the live bed bugs so that he doesn’t confuse scents.

Step 3

Take your dog out of the room and close the door so that he can’t see what you are doing. Hide all of the salt shakers throughout the room.

Step 4

Open the door and bring the dog back into the room. Issue a command, such as "seek" that you will be using every time you want your dog to get to work locating bed bugs. This is the command that William and Connie Steeves of Connecticut’s Canine Bed Bug Locators LLC when they want their Cavalier King Charles spaniel Gracie to sniff out bed bugs.

Step 5

Reward the dog with a treat and positive reinforcement when he finds the salt shakers containing the live bed bugs. Do this only when he finds the shakers with the live bugs. If he finds the empty shaker or the ones containing the dead matter, simply ignore the dog. This will teach him that you want him to sniff out live bed bugs, not salt shakers or dead matter.

Step 6

Keep repeating this exercise. It may take a lot of repetition before your dog gains an understanding of what it is you want him to do. Once he does, change the routine up by hiding the live bed bugs in increasingly difficult places for him to find and expanding the search area to the whole house instead of just one room. Dogs can also be trained to detect viable bed bug eggs and ignore nonviable ones, so you may want to consider running this exercise with both types of eggs once your dog is more advanced.

Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs: Breeds, Accuracy and Detection Cost

The use of bed bug sniffing dogs in the detection and treatment of bed bugs at home is not as popular as other methods. But it is one of the most effective and less expensive methods of dealing with bug infestations.

Over time, dogs have been trained to detect quite a lot of things: bombs, cadavers, drugs, termites and so on. So it is not a surprise that in recent times, they are trained to detect a bed bug scent without seeing the pest.

Through canine bed bug inspection, you can be able to know if you have as little (in number) as just one bug hiding behind your appliances without having them moved. Without lifting your bed, you can be able to tell if a bug is hiding under it or not.

You don’t have to remove the entire carpet to check if there’s one or two there, bed bug detection dogs take away all that stress.

Are Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Accurate?

95 percent of the time, yes! These dogs are professionally trained to the point they can effectively detect the presence of a bed bug behind a wall, in a pile of clothes, etc. Even if there’s just one bed bug there.

They are trained following the guidelines laid out by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA). Once they meet the standard set by NESDCA, they are certified and listed on the agency’s official websitewww.nesdca.com.NESDCA also sees to it that bed bug sniffing dog training facilities and handlers abide by the high standards set by the organization.

Due to their training, the majority of the time, bed bug sniffing dogs are very accurate. However, there are times when false positives do occur. False positives here means that the dog gives a signal that there is a bed bug in a place where there is none.

Such a situation does not always happen. And when it does, it is mostly due to body parts or dead eggs from a previously treated infestation remaining in a corner of the room.

The average canine bed bug inspection accuracy is around 97%, excluding false positives.

Certain studies have also established that the probability of canine detection was not associated with the level of bed bug infestations.

What Breeds Of Dogs Sniff Bed Bugs?

While some persons argue that any kind of dog can be trained to detect bed bugs, others argue that certain breeds perform better.

Based on our findings, the breeds of dogs that are widely used for bed bug detection purposes are Belgian Malinois, Beagles, and Labrador Retrievers. These breeds have from 225 million to 300 million scent receptors in their nose while most dogs about 150 million.

That is the major reason the above-mentioned breeds after undergoing some training, perform far better than the others in terms of detecting bed bugs.

Do Bed Bug Detection Dogs Sniff The Eggs?

Yes, they do. During training, the dogs are taught to detect them just like they do the live bed bugs. Apart from that, they are also taught to detect all stages of the pests. Including their dead bodies, shell, etc. They can smell the eggs inside mattresses, pillows, under the bed, in corners and crevices of the room, etc.

How Do You Know When The Dogs Have Detected Bed Bugs?

The dogs are professionally trained to give out signals to the handler when they detect a bed bug in a particular place. Some of those signals include baring, sitting down at the particular spot or pawing right there.

If you are focused, it will be very easy for you to notice these signals and work with them.

Handling False Positives

Sometimes the dogs can give out signals that there are bed bugs in a place where there are none. This is known as false positives.

At some other times, a bed bug can be right within a distance and the dogs will fail to detect it. This is known as false negatives. Although this rarely happens, you need to learn the factors that always lead to this and how to handle it. That way, the rate at which they occur will greatly reduce. (Read on).

The ability of a dog to detect a bed bug can be affected by several things. One of them is the smell of other things around it.

Strong smells in a room where bed bug canine inspection is to be carried out can affect the accuracy of the result. Strong smells like the smell of food coming from the kitchen can distract the dog, causing it to miss one or two bed bugs it could have easily detected.

Also, the presence of tools and tapes that were used in the treatment of an infestation can cause dogs to give out the signal that there is a bed bug where there is none.

To prevent these two situations, here are a few things to do:

  1. Do all the cooking hows before the canine inspection begins.
  2. Avoid the use of detergents with a strong smell while the inspection is still going on.
  3. Do away with anything that will distract the dog in terms of sounds. Sound from music, movies, etc, can cause the dogs some distractions and make it miss a bed bug.
  4. As the handler, you need to pay real attention to the dog to avoid missing a signal it may giving to you about bed bugs in a particular area.
  5. If possible use more than one dog per time for more accurate results. You can also confirm the signals you received from the dogs yourself before going on with the extermination process.
  6. Ensure that the dogs are properly trained and certified to handle the type of bed bug inspection job you need them to handle.

How To Train Your Dogs To Detect Bed Bugs At Home

Bed bug sniffing dogs can help save you from lots of expenses. They can help you avoid spending too much money on buying expensive equipment to use for bed bug detection and so on.

They can also help you identify and treat an infestation while it is still early. Though there are several of them available in the markets, you can train yours at home to perform the same function.

Before showing you how to train your dog to detect bed bugs, let me inform you that training your dog for this is not an easy task. It is going to require lots of effort, time and patience on your part. It’s not a one-time thing, you would have to do it over and over before your dog can be truly ready for it. However, the training is worth it. Because once your dog is good at it, you have a lot to gain.

Below is a step by step on how to do that.

What you will need: 5 containers (live bed bugs will be placed in 3 of them later), a reward for your dog, live bed bugs.

Steps

  1. Place the live bed bugs in 3 out of the 5 bedbugs and leave the other two empty or place dead bed bugs in them.
  2. Allow your dog to sniff both the containers with live bed bugs and the ones with dead bed bugs or empty.
  3. After that, reward the dog with anything you know it will like and it sniffs the two containers again.
  4. Take the dog outside the room and hide all the containers. This shouldn’t be very difficult to find at first. You can just scatter them across the room, behind electrical appliances or cushion.
  5. Ask your dog to “find the containers”. If it figures out where the ones with the live bed bugs are, reward with whatever you know the dog likes. If it finds the empty ones or the ones with dead bed bugs, ask it to keep going but don’t reward him with anything.
  6. The more it finds the containers with the bed bugs the more reward you give to it.
  7. Repeat that several times in a day using different rooms and containers. The more you keep doing this, the more the dog will keep learning to recognize the scents of live bed bugs.

Note:While doing this, you need to make sure the bed bugs are all inside one container or the other. Do not make the mistake of placing them directly on your mattress or cushion and asking your dog to find them. To avoid some of them escaping and getting deep inside the mattress.

In the beginning, it will look like it won’t work. Like there’s no way your dog can perfectly master the differences between a live bed bug scent and a dead one. But as you keep practicing, it will eventually learn.

Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Cost

If you do not have the time to train your dog to identify live bugs, you can buy or hire the one that has already been trained by professionals.

How much does a bed bug sniffing dog cost?

Presently, the price for a well-trained bed bug sniffing dog starts from $7,500. Depending on the size, age and location. It can be far costlier than that.

You can also hire one for use at home. Presently, the hourly rate for them starts from $325.

Should You Go For Canine Bed Bug Inspection?

From our discussions so far, giving this method of bed bug detection a chance can be a great idea. However, the choice is still yours to make.

Carefully consider all we have explained in this article and then do whatever you feel is best for you.

In Conclusion

Bed bug sniffing dogs are beginning to gain a lot of popularity among homeowners in recent times. While some are still wondering how effective they are, others are already using them to detect and eliminate bed bugs at home, hotels, etc.

Are you searching for bug-sniffing dogs? I hope you find this information useful.

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