Beginning in the Middle Ages, dogs were used for their incredible ability to detect scents. Since then, we’ve come a long way, developing and refining techniques for canine detection in many different fields. We use dogs to help us search for illegal drugs, bombs, weapons, missing people, and more. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, which is thought to be up to 100,000 times stronger than a human’s and can even detect some forms of cancer.
Smell is a dog’s most important and strongest sense. As humans, we tend to think in terms of sight (our main sense). If you return to your home and there is soup cooking, when you open the door you smell the soup; however, a dog will smell all the individual ingredients in that soup separately. Because of this incredible ability, people have trusted dogs for centuries, using them for scent detection, protection and security.
Green Thermal Solutions certified bed bug dogs have a nose for sniffing out bed bugs and/or bed bug eggs. Canine bed bug detection is highly effective because our dogs are trained for hundreds of hours with the scents of live and dead adult bed bugs and their eggs. They are trained by using sniff and find routines and commands repeatedly until they are fully trained experts. This takes several hundreds of hours of dedicated training and handling.
Once trained and fully certified, Green Thermal Solutions dogs can detect bed bugs in the fraction of the time it would take any human pest control professional to perform visual inspections. Our working dogs are tenacious and incredibly reliable, with an ability to cover multiple individual homes or units in one day.