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Canine Bed Bug Inspections


We can provide canine Bed Bug Inspections in all residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Our dogs are trained to search automobiles, over clutter, and in tight spaces. No area or conditions are too difficult for our teams.


Our customers are  individuals, landlords, government agencies, retirement centers, hospitals, and property management companies as well as other pest control companies as sub-contractors. We are an independent, detection only company. We do not recommend any specific pest control company for treatment.


Our dog and handler teams are certified through The World Detector Dog Organization (WDDO). Third-party certification of canine teams is critical to evaluating team accuracy in an ongoing basis. Our handlers also hold a current license as a Field Representatives with the Structural Pest Control Board of California.


Canine bedbug detection has been determined to be 85-95% accurate. The keen sense of smell of man's best friend can assist visual inspections done by our licensed pest control professionals because they can smell the unseen. Th. Is your pest control company using detection canines?

Your Way

We provide services how YOU want.

Our canines can work with or without a harness that identifies them as a working dog. Some customers may prefer we work without  identifiable uniforms on the handler or dog while others prefer the professional look.

We are happy to accommodate any requests in this area. Additionally, our highly trained canines will stay off the furniture and bed during the search if requested by a customer. 

World Detector Dog Organization

“The World Detector Dog Organization a not-for-profit organization……a group of scent detection canine handlers and trainers with a goal: to improve the field of canine scent detection. We are police officers, fire fighters, public and private investigators, pest control professionals, mold inspectors, search and rescue personnel and others. The organization is open to all canine disciplines as it relates to detection, regardless of the trainer. We are a resource center, bringing canine teams together for the purpose of better networking and communication. I invite you to learn more about our incredible organization. We hope you will join us in setting the standard! The standards are second to none, with only those who can pass a “double blind” test, earning the designation of WDDO Certified Team. ”

We Believe In Rescue Dogs

We are pleased to announce the certification of our newest bed bug canine.  Sherlock Holmes passed his certification examination with his handler for the World Detector Dog Organization on October 27, 2017.  He came into our company through RescueMe.Org after failing in three pet homes due to his strong desire to follow his nose anywhere.  He is 2 years old and seems to love his new job as a detection canine. 

What our customers are saying

"One of the members of our household began to experience some bumps and itchiness on parts of their body.  After working through, and eliminating, other various possible causes (mosquitoes, rash, hives, etc.) we asked Canine Detection Services to come out and check for the possibility of bedbugs. Their hardworking and well-disciplined dogs searched through every room in our house and confirmed that we did, in fact, have a small infestation of bedbugs. Not only did they confirm the existence of the bedbugs, but they pinpointed the exact room and location where they were hiding. As a result, we were able to hire an extermination company to selectively treat only one room instead of our entire house, saving us potentially thousands of dollars in extermination costs. I would use Canine Detection Services again in a heartbeat."


Bed Bug Biting Human Skin

New Bed Bug Law

CHAPTER 2.8 Bed Bug Infestations

1954.600. The Legislature finds and declares:

(a) Controlling bed bugs is uniquely challenging, as bed bug resistance to existing insecticidal control measures is significant. Cooperation among landlords, tenants, and pest control operators is required for successful control. With cooperation among landlords, tenants, and pest control operators, most bed bug infestations can be successfully controlled.

(b) Effective control is more likely to occur when landlords and tenants are informed of the best practices for bed bug control.

(c) Early detection and reporting of bed bugs is an important component required for preventing bed bug infestations. Tenants should not face retaliation for reporting a problem.

(d) Lack of cooperation by landlords and tenants can undermine pest control operator efforts to identify the presence of bed bugs and control an infestation. Depending on the treatment strategy, it is often critical that tenants cooperate with pest control operators by reducing clutter, washing clothes, or performing other activities. Likewise, inadequate or untimely response or planning by landlords may exacerbate an infestation.

(e) Pest control operators with knowledge and education in current best practices for bed bug management, such as those created by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), are best equipped to help property owners and tenants eradicate bed bugs from their home.

(f) The Structural Pest Control Board should incorporate training in bed bug management based on the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) best practices for the issuance or renewal of a Branch 2 operator, field representative, or applicator license.

1954.601. For purposes of this chapter, the term “pest control operator” means an individual holding a Branch 2 operator, field representative, or applicator license from the Structural Pest Control Board.

1954.602 (a) A landlord shall not show, rent, or lease to a prospective tenant any vacant dwelling unit that the landlord knows has a current bed bug infestation.

(b) This section does not impose a duty on a landlord to inspect a dwelling unit or the common areas of the premises for bed bugs if the landlord has no notice of a suspected or actual bed bug infestation. If a bed bug infestation is evident on visual inspection, the landlord shall be considered to have notice pursuant to this section.

1954.603. On and after July 1, 2017, prior to creating a new tenancy for a dwelling unit, a landlord shall provide a written notice to the prospective tenant as provided in this section. This notice shall be provided to all other tenants by January 1, 2018. The notice shall be in at least 10-point type and shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) General information about bed bug identification, behavior and biology, the importance of cooperation for prevention and treatment, and the importance of and for prompt written reporting of suspected infestations to the landlord. 

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