Ace Pest Management is proud to be the only exterminator in Southwest Florida to use a bed bug detection dog. Meet Sadie! She is the newest member of our team and is certified through the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) for bed bug detection.
Why use Sadie, our bed bug detection dog?
Powerful Nose – a dog’s nose generally contains between 125-220 million scent receptors, making their nose 100 million times more powerful than the human nose. Dogs can be trained to detect just about anything – explosives, drugs, plants, cancer, cadavers, and also INSECTS. Sadie has been trained to smell and detect bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs.
Speed – Because of Sadie’s powerful nose, she can search a small home or apartment in just a few short minutes. In contrast, a human would take 1 to 2 hours to detect the same home.
Accuracy – Bed bugs are small and can hide anywhere, even in electrical outlets. Humans are roughly 30%-35% accurate in finding the pests. Sadie is 99% accurate in bed bug detection, certified by NESDCA, and is able to pinpoint the exact location of the bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs.
Green – Bed bug dogs offer a green solution to bed bug detection. Sadie saves time and money by only detecting the areas needing treatment, which reduces unnecessary treatments, labor, and chemical usage.
Honest and Proven – Sadie is trained to work for food and love. When Sadie alerts to an area, our handler takes the time to conduct a thorough inspection of the area where she alerted. Dogs have been used in the military and law enforcement for years in detection and like those trained dogs, Sadie has been trained and certified by NESDCA for the detection of bed bugs.
Creditable – Our goal at Ace Pest Management is to maintain an efficient and reputable bed bug K9 scent detection program, and is proud to be the ONLY exterminator in Southwest Florida to offer this program. Sadie and her handler never stop training and they work together all of the time to detect bed bugs accurately and quickly; after all, the faster bed bugs are located, the faster they can be eliminated.
How does Bed Bug Inspections with Sadie Work?
Sadie uses her keen sense of smell to detect the odor of live bed bugs and viable bug eggs. Sadie is trained on food, so when she alerts, she is rewarded with food from her handler. The areas Sadie alerts on are then documented and inspected further to confirm the presence of bed bugs. At the end of the inspection, the customer is provided with a report of our findings along with the necessary treatment options.