Scent detection dogs can be trained to detect low-level bed bug infestations, making them an invaluable asset for bed bug management. Bed bug detection dogs are typically used to:
- Establish whether bed bugs are the likely cause of suspected insect bites.
- Provide routine screening of hotels for early bed bug detection.
- Confirm treatment success following heat or chemical treatments.
- Screen luggage of returning travellers following suspected exposure to bed bugs.
The Bed Bug Foundation works with canine training schools across Europe to provide a certification programme for Bed Bug Scent Detection Dog Teams.
If you are a Bed Bug Scent Detection Dog handler or trainer, and are interested in working with us, please contact Larry Hansen for more information or click here to see our affiliated training schools.