About Us

Trust K9 are the experts when it comes to bed bugs. Lola was the first NESDCA certified dog in the UK who we trained in America with PepeDogs and has been working since 2010. Since then we have trained Alfie and Dex  a little closer to home.

Mark Astley founded Trust K9 and sister company Bed Bugs Local in 2009 after several unsatisfactory bed bug treatments in his own home, with the aim of providing specialist knowledge with a customer focused approach. The company continued to growing taking on more bed bug sniffer dogs and bed bug technicians. As of 2013 Mark Astley retired and the senior staff, Peter Rigby, Claire Williams and John Docherty  took over both companies continuing with the same principles of expertise and customer care.

Mark Astley (Retired) has appeared with Sarah Beeney on Channel 4’s ‘Help My House is Infested’ , Blue Peter, The Mirror, CNN, Evening Standard and The Caterer with Lola (both are now proud owners of a Blue Peter Badge!) We are all dog lovers at Trust K9 which is a must have in our recruitment process.

Peter Rigby continues to educate the pest control industry by giving talks and demonstrations at trade shows  held by the BPCA and NPTA.

But most importantly, at Trust K9 we really do care. We understand the sensitive nature of having bed bugs, whether it affects your Business or your home.

All our bed bug heat technicians and canine handlers are fully qualified pest controllers. All staff undergo extensive hands on training to safely and effectively use the heat equipment. We have a sister company, Bed Bugs Local which also specializes in bed bugs but more focused towards more traditional chemical treatments. Please call us today for more information.