Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs

What Are Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs?

A-Alert bed bug sniffing dog

One of A-Alert’s expert bed bug sniffing dogs


Everyone knows that dogs have a heightened, expert sense of smell. If you want an expert working on your bed bug problem, why not turn to canine scent detection? Dogs have been utilized for detecting things like mold, bombs, and drugs—so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they can also be successful in sniffing out pesky bed bugs.

Dogs are capable of identifying live, active bed bugs in minutes, thanks to their incredibly powerful noses. Did you know that dogs have over 300 million scent receptors in their noses, compared to the human nose’s 30 million? While it might take a person hours to accurately find where bed bugs are in a given location, trained bed bug sniffing dogs are more efficient and accurate.

These trained canines are able to overlook dead bed bugs, exoskeletons, and droppings. They are alert to live, active bed bugs, making them ideal for identifying your current, frustrating bed bug issue.

How A-Alert Provides Chicago with Expert Canine Scent Detection for Bed Bugs

A-Alert is a trailblazer in the Chicago canine scent detection field. Not only are all of our bed bug sniffing dogs and their handlers are certified, but A-Alert has NESCDA (National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association) certification.

We’ve provided this unique, effective inspection to Chicago clients for years. We follow all necessary protocol to properly treat the dogs and effectively solve pest control issues. The canines and their handlers are independent of A-Alert. An expert A-Alert bed bug technician accompanies all dogs and handlers on each and every pest inspection.

The A-Alert technician helps verify alerts from the bed bug sniffing dog, analyze the specific situation, and examine areas the dog may not be able to access. While properly trained canines are an excellent tool for identifying a bed bug problem, they do have limitations on what they can inspect. By working together, the bed bug sniffing dogs and A-Alert technicians are able to investigate and identify pesky pest problems.

Call A-Alert and Schedule a Canine Scent Detection Appointment Today!

A-Alert has offered the Chicago area this unique service successfully for years. We only use the most highly trained canines, handlers, and bed bug technicians. Why wait? Call A-Alert for more information or schedule a consultation today at (773) 348-3337!

Don’t forget to learn more about the City of Chicago’s Bed Bug Ordinance here. A-Alert also offers expert residential pest control and commercial pest control services. 

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