Focuss Canada’s most beloved bed bug Sask team member is Mikki. She is a German Short Haired Pointer. Prior to September 2015 was owned by PVC Canine who used her in Fort McMurray to inspect the work camps. She is quiet, healthy and very friendly. Mikki was raised and trained as a work dog, by Gary Carlson, a retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Gary was with the RCMP as a master dog handler. He has close to 40 years handling dogs in a work environment.
As a team Mikki and her handler Ken Linville have inspected locations for bed bugs in Saskatchewan for many organizations. Some of our clients include Saskatoon Health Region, Care Homes, SK Corrections and City of Saskatoon. We also offer our services to privately owned apartment buildings, private residences, property agencies and vehicles. We also offer to check the belongings of people that are dealing with a bedbug infestation.
Bed bugs can hide in a variety of places, including: beds, mattresses, sofas, books, school buses, kids back-packs, headboards, dressers, floor boards, fabric chairs, behind peeling paint, carpet, rugs, wallpaper, base boards, electrical outlets, switch plates, briefcases, suitcases, night tables and more.
Watch The Focuss Canada Saskatchewan Bed Bug Detection Team at Work in this video below!
BED BUG DETECTION SASKATCHEWAN DOG PRE INSPECTION CHECKLIST
A Bed Bug Dog is the best tool in the fight against Bed Bugs. Our trained canines use their incredibly adept sense of smell to locate bed bugs in even the most hidden of areas, and in places where people cannot see. Using the canine can save you money by not over exterminating areas that do not require it. Routine inspections will let you know about an infestation before it is extreme and ultimately spreads out of control.
Many University studies have shown that trained bed bug dogs are much more accurate than a trained technician. Combine this with the speed & reliability of our bed bug dogs and you can see the obvious benefits of the our K9 teams.
Canine vs Human Bed Bugs Sask detection services are faster, more accurate and can also be more cost effective compared to technician inspections. We recommend On Demand Bed Bug Confirmations and Block Inspections Instead of having a technician respond to the first call to confirm if there are bed bugs.
Our K9’s have been used in a variety of unique and creative ways. They have been used to detect bugs in taxi cabs, hotels, airplanes, trains, food courts, manufacturing plants and many other types of properties, both solely and as a part of a team program.
Unlike a human inspection, which can take several hours and require moving furniture, a bed bug sniffing canine can cover a typical room in less than three minutes. For canine bed bug detection nothing needs to be moved and there are no special preparation requirements.
Bed Bugs have made a dramatic come back in hotels, motels, hostels, office buildings, and homes. Bed Bugs are tan in colour until they feed on blood and then they turn a reddish colour; approximately 1/4 inch in size before feeding and will swell once they have fed. Generally, they will feed at night and go into hiding during the day, but have been known to feed at other times if the conditions are right. Female Bed Bugs can lay up to 300 eggs in her lifetime, each hatching in 10 days. Bed Bugs can hide in a variety of places: beds, mattresses, couches, libraries, school buses, kids back-packs, headboards, dressers, floor boards, fabric chairs, behind peeling paint, carpet, rugs, wallpaper, base boards, electrical outlets, switch plates, briefcases, suitcases and night tables.
Our dogs can target specific areas and often locate the sources of the infestation which eliminates the need to to treat unaffected areas unnecessarily. Less area treated translates into less money spent on treatment. If the K9 finds bed bugs, you can investigate your treatment options. With early detection there is a greater chance of eradicating the problem which can save you time, resources, energy and money.
If our dogs do not find bed bugs, you will know with greater certainty that your home/building/hotel/hospital etc. is bed bug free, offering peace of mind.
Canine vs Human Bed Bugs Sask
Gary Carlson (Mikki’s owner) retired a staff Sgt. with the RCMP a Master Dog Handler. He has close to 40 years handling dogs in a work environment.
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