Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs
The Best Way to Find Bed Bugs
Maggie and Jay are a K9 Team that detects the presence of bed bugs using the dogs’ natural ability to smell the odor of bed bugs. The dog searches a room for the odor while I manage her search. When she detects the odor, she “alerts” to let me know where the bugs are. Then I conduct a visual inspection to confirm the presence of bugs. Sometimes I’m unable to visually verify the alert, but that doesn’t mean she made a mistake. It can be extremely difficult to find bugs visually, which is what makes the dog such an effective and efficient tool in pest control.
I have a background in Law Enforcement and in Real Estate/Property Management. I developed my love of working dogs as a police officer, and learned about the problem of bed bugs while I was working as a Realtor/property manager. In 2012, I decided to put the two together and purchased a puppy to be trained as a Bed Bug Scent Detection K9.
Maggie is an AKC Registered, Field Bred English Springer Spaniel. She was born in Fresno, CA on June 17, 2012. I provided her initial puppy training and socialization, and she received training in scent detection by Falco K9 Academy in 2013.
Maggie and I were first certified by Falco K9 Academy in Brea, CA, July 2013, and first certified by NESDCA in Ocean City, MD on October 3, 2013. We were first certified by WDDO in Hemet, CA on June 21, 2014.
As of 5/12/17, Maggie no longer works for Clark Pest Control. We are in the process of creating a pest control company to provide canine scent detection services in the bay area, and hope to have Maggie back in action very soon. Stay tuned for updates!!
Maggie, and I train together several times a week, every week. We train every month with Andy Jimenez from Falco K9 Academy, and we train annually with David Latimer from FSI K9 Academy, and Pepe Peruyero from J&K Canine Academy. I believe Andy, David, and Pepe are the best trainers in the bed bug scent detection business, and training with them regularly allows me to provide my customers with the best results possible.