Identify the presence of bed bugs with Vergo's “Canine Detection Services”.
From a domestic house to a hotel or hall of residence, no matter what the size of your facilities our pest detection dogs can bring efficiency savings as they quickly identify the presence of bed bugs.
Did you know that dogs can identify distinct smells between 1,000 – 10,000 times more effectively than humans?
Once a problem has been identified the pest problem can be quickly resolved using our new heat treatment service.
Meet Ted our bed bug expert
Ted is a 6 year old Labrador who is specially trained in bed bug detection and is employed along with his handler Glen.
Ted loves his work and travels around the UK visiting offices, hostels, hotels, care homes and student accommodation to name just a few of the places he regularly visits.
How we eradicate bed bugs
To eradicate any bed bug infestation, it is vital to know the exact location and the extent of the infestation so that correct treatment can be planned and implemented for successful eradication.
Due to the fact bed bugs like hiding in cracks and crevices, they can be easily missed by the human eye. Using a trained detection dog takes the guesswork out of this process.
Vergo’s bed bug detection team utilises a highly trained detection dog and handler who is also a specialist in bed bugs and their behaviour. This team can be deployed around the UK at short notice.
The benefits of using detection dogs
Accuracy – Due to a dogs increased sense of smell, detection dogs have a proven 90% success rate of detecting bed bugs, whereas the human detection rate is only 30% (early bed bug infestations are almost impossible to detect with the human eye).
Speed of inspection – A detection dog takes just a few minutes and can inspect up to 100 rooms in a day whereas human inspections, when done properly, will complete a maximum of 8 in a day.
When should a detection dog be deployed?
When there is a suspicion that a bed bug infestation could be present in a multi occupancy residence.
When large numbers of rooms need to be inspected or infestations have emerged in different parts of the building.
See Ted in action
Types of properties where bed bug detection dogs have proven successful
Hotels and Holiday Parks
Hospitals and hospital accommodation
Multi occupancy apartment blocks
Nursing and Care Homes
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