The Science Behind The Nose
•From a single drop of urine, the sniffing dog learns the
marking animal’s sex, diet, health, emotional state, and
whether it’s dominant or submissive, friend or foe.
• Tracking dogs follow a biochemical trail of dead skin cells,
sweat, odor molecules, and gasses for dogs, a scent article is like a three-dimensional “odor image” - much more detailed
than a photograph is for a person.
• Dogs can track a scent through snow, air, mud, water, and
• The properly trained and certified detection dog is recognized
in court as a "scientific instrument" (US 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals) According to a report prepared by the Institute for
Biological Detection Systems (IBDS) of Auburn University
(Auburn, AL), dogs have the following capabilities:
• Sensitivity: Documented limits of olfactory detection for the dog range from tens of parts per billion to 500 parts per
• Discrimination: Dogs are extremely good at discriminating a target vapor from non-target vapors that are also present, even at relatively high concentrations of non-target odors.
• Odor Signatures: When being trained to detect a substance, dogs learn to alert to one or two of its most abundant vapor compounds.
• Multiple Odor Discriminations: Dogs can easily learn as many as ten odors discriminations.
Why Use a Bedbug Dog? See Below!
• Less Expensive. Bedbug detection Dogs generate quicker and more accurate results, which leads to lower remediation costs for homeowners and insurers. For schools, hotels, commercial and government buildings, cost savings can be quite substantial.
• Cutting-Edge Technology. The "Nose" is cutting-edge technology and the latest trend in the home inspection industry. It's the only inspection tool that can detect and pinpoint sources of bedbugs - critical information for lowering costs.
• Proven and Trusted. "Man's best friend" has been used for years by military and law enforcement agencies to detect bombs and drugs, among other things.
• Dogs are Honest. Dogs are trained to work for food and love... and NOT for profits.
• Greater Peace of Mind. Research supports that if the dog finds bedbugs, there's a high statistical probability you should investigate further. If the dog doesn't find bedbugs, you
can how with greater certainty that your home, office or school is safe from bedbugs.
• Hard Workers. In Germany, government authorities have found that a typical office building search of approximately 200 rooms can take one dog eight hours to complete.
• Effective Problem Solvers. For REALTORS® concerned about escrow timelines, Bedbug Dogs can quickly and more accurately inspect a home, which gives both parties the feedback they need to quickly and effectively resolve issues.