Commonwealth K-9, LLC employs Lewis and Birdie, our canine team will identify and confirm an infestation quickly and conveniently the first time and allows you to take action immediately to eliminate the problem. Our bedbug team has been evaluated and certified by NESDCA (National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association), the gold standard is specific in the identification of bedbugs. Due to her keen sense of smell, Birdie can detect the presence of odor from live bedbugs and viable eggs in cracks, crevices and other hiding places that would otherwise be missed on a visual inspection. Since Birdie has only been trained to identify bedbugs, she does not alert to other scents such as termites, drugs or mold, therefore eliminating any confusion. Birdie’s training allows for a quick, accurate and non-invasive inspection. What would normally take a pest control specialist hours, Birdie can do in a matter of minutes with greater accuracy.
The best tools known to man are canines. Bedbug canines can detect bedbugs quicker and more accurate than humans. This in turn saves not only time but money. A canine’s olfactory senses are said to be over 1000 times greater than that of a human. Humans have 5 million olfactory receptors in the nose while canines have 220 million. Dogs can track senses through air, water, snow, wind, etc., unlike humans. Dogs also have the ability to distinguish between different odors. Dogs are unbiased, honest, and very hardworking. The dog’s nose is the greatest detection tool for this business. Dogs cut the search time down which in turn saves cost for the customer. Remember a trained canine’s accuracy is over 90% verses humans of 30%.