Certified bed bug detection services now available in the UK

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The not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website at www.bbf-k9.org specifically designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate independently audited companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

These detection services are available and can be added to a servicing company’s contract with an existing client.

The companies listed on the site, bbf-k9.org, are spread across Western Europe, so include not only the UK, but also those listed in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Sweden. In each country, full contact details are given.

Each of these audited companies have handlers and dog teams that have passed independent certification with the BBF within the past 12 months.

Dr Richard Naylor, director of Bed Bug Foundation, said: “Properly trained detection dogs are a valuable asset for all those companies servicing bed bug contracts as they can quickly detect low level bed bug infestations, all too easily missed with visual inspections.

“They are able to locate bed bugs in inaccessible voids, like divan bed bases and behind headboards, where bed bugs are often found, but where visual inspection is often very difficult. A bed bug dog team can search many more rooms in a day than is possible by visual inspection alone.”

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