GENERAL PROFILE AND MISSION
Elite K9 trains its dogs to ensure:
- Quick, effective and accurate detection of live bed bugs at all stages of the development;
- Fair and accurate preventive inspection;
- Disciplined, obedient and discreet dogs.
Annie Dethier, President, owner and qualified, dog handler certified in screening, trained a whole team of dogs to detect bed bugs effectively. All of our detection dogs have been certified by an independent third party.(Princesse, Lucky et Bandit).
Luc Dethier, B.Sc. in Biology, pest management specialist for 25 years.
*More dogs are currently in training, which takes 2,000 hours per dog.
Detections by Elite K9 are 100% Objective
Elite K9 is an entirely independent company. We are not affiliated with any other extermination or treatment firm. Accordingly, our sole focus is on carrying out a fair and accurate detection.
The Benefits of Having a Trained and Certified Dog Handler for Bed Bug Detection.
Companies that don't train their bed bug detection dogs have to send the dogs back to the dog handler every six months for re-education. At Elite K9, a dog handler provides the dogs with the daily training they need to be fully efficient at all times, to the point that our dogs can detect the presence of a single bed bug in a room. We can prove it.
Why Use Dogs to Detect Bed Bugs?
Dogs have one of the best senses of smell among mammals. They can detect odours as weak as one part per trillion (1/1,000,000,000,000) even in the presence of thousands of other odours. Bed bugs emit a particular smell that is easy for a dog with proper training from a dog handler to detect, making it easier for the dog to find bed bugs in a room. According to the Journal of Economic Entomology (2014, Vol. 107 No. 6), properly trained detection dogs can detect bed bugs with 98% accuracy.
Here are interesting links on a dog’s sense of smell:
Why Does Elite K9 Choose German Shepherds?
We picked German Shepherds for our canine team because of their intelligence and excellent sense of smell. They rank among the five best sniffer dogs. Their long and thin muzzle allows them to work in corners to detect bed bugs, and their large size makes them more efficient when sniffing floors, mattresses and under mattresses in three quick steps. German Shepherds can stand on their hind legs to sniff in places like higher bed headboards, door frames or switches.
The 10 dog breeds with the best sense of smell ref: dogtime.com
Elite K9 detection dogs will visit you at home for afree demonstration. Contact us by calling 514-992- 6855 or by e-mail at [email protected].