Forest City K-9 Bed Bug Detection Service is certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) and the Integrated Bed Bug Management Association (IBBMA). These certifications ensure that canines and handlers meet the highest standards of detector dog team performance in the industry in accordance with the standards outlined in the NPMA Best Management Practices.

Why use a K-9 to inspect for bed bugs?

Kota alerts on live bed bugs by laying down and pointing directly at the infestation.

  • Accuracy...Based on a study performed by the University of Florida, a certified K-9 bed bug inspection team has a 97% likelihood of finding a infestation, even the smallest one, and is capable of searching a room in minutes, while even a well trained pest control specialist only has roughly a 30% chance of finding the same infestation within the same room while taking much longer to do so. 
  • Cost Effective...Should live bed bugs be present, you will know exactly where they are. Our K-9 can pinpoint the exact location of a bed bug infestation, large or small. Having only that area treated could result in substantial savings as opposed to treating multiple areas or entire structures. 
  • Non Invasive...Our K-9's search your structure "as is". Your home or business does not need to be taken apart as it would for a human search.
  • Proven... The best form of technology there is in the war against bed bugs.
  • Verification...Having our K-9 follow up after bed bug treatment has been completed to make sure the treatment was successful.  

Your peace of mind is the best reason to use a K-9 to inspect for bed bugs.  Knowing if live bed bugs are present or not is the first step and our trained K-9/handler team will provide the answer.


If you have even the slightest suspicion you may have a bed bug issue, schedule an appointment for a K-9 bed bug inspection right away.  Waiting too long can become very expensive.

to schedule your K-9 bed bug inspection, call us at (216) 465-2670 or Click to use our contact form