It should be no secret that dogs are more than faithful companions. Police squads and the military are just a couple of the industries that make use of them for their sharp sense of smell, keen eye, and fierce loyalty. The fact that they are adaptable, versatile, courageous, and of course extremely trainable makes them a perfect aid in many scenarios that the police force faces. They would be crazy not to use dogs to assist them in their jobs, and they aren’t the only ones who can gain from the use of canines. Now, even industries like Pest Control are making use of man’s best friend as well! Through a method called Canine Scent Detection, exterminators offer a way to detect bug infestation in homes, condos, apartments, and public buildings.
Trained to Scent Pests
The key to canine scent detection is that it is fast, making pest control processes as quick and seamless as possible. Dogs will undergo training on a daily basis in order to be able to accurately detect the scent of bed bugs. But they aren’t the only ones. The dog handlers hold a certificate from the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA).
The National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) is an organization that is made up of Pest Control Owners/Operators. They have accredited facilities for dogs, training, etc. They are dedicated to maintaining high standards within pest control services, and provide entomology scent detection canine teams with processes and procedures that help to do this. They strive to provide a good image for Entomology Scent-Detecting Canine Teams, and want consumers to be informed about the benefits of using Canine Scent Detection. They train dogs and dog handlers to the highest quality, allowing them to locate and get rid of pest problems in the most efficient and accurate way possible. They also dedicate much of their time to participating in Entomology Related Research.
The Benefits of Using Canines
So what exactly are the benefits of using Canine Scent Detection in pest control? Well one of the most important benefits is that it will save you money. It is less costly than other pest control methods, but yet still extremely accurate. Dogs can sniff out pests like bed bugs in the most hard to reach places, like beneath baseboards and carpeting – places that could be hard for humans to access. Dogs can perform inspections in very large areas and cover a lot of ground. They could conduct an inspection easily for entire office buildings or apartment complexes. Plus they will do it fast, and since they can pinpoint areas of infestation so accurately, they will limit the amount of pesticide that needs to be used, and therefore will have less of a negative impact on the environment.
Canine Scent Detection is a credible form of pest control. A dog is not going to try to trick you into expensive pesticide treatments to make more money off of you. They will warn of genuine pest infestations that they detect and could be threatening your home or place of business. And if you are running a business, they will help protect your credibility and liability because they will detect infestation threats before they arise and become a much more serious problem to your employees or patrons. Plus they have certified training that you know you can count on from the NESDCA. You can trust that they know what they’re doing.
But if that isn’t enough to convince you, how about we go back to the police dog example? The Canine Unit of the police force assists officers with solving serious crimes and other important matters that protect the community. Their responsibilities include locating lost persons, tracking serious criminals; and searching for dangerous substances such as narcotics, alcohol, and explosive materials. They also retrieve crime scene evidence, and can assist in retrieving lost property as well. They are used for crowd control, and protecting people who are especially at risk, and are also commonly used in hostage situations and search and rescue missions. If their success at being able to do these things does not convince you of their intelligence, abilities, adaptability to stressful situations, and keen senses, then I’m not sure what would. But if they can find bombs, they can manage a little pest control, right?
Dogs – They aren’t just man’s best friend, their man’s protector as well. Use them to keep your home pest-free. You won’t regret this highly-specific and targeted pest control.
This article was written by Jonathan Nincehelsor, who has used canines as a part of the pest control service.