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In dog we trust

In dog we trust!

“It is a gimmick isn’t it?”

If we had a pound for every time we heard that! Well we could all retire to a nice island somewhere hot and sunny.







People often ask what the point of having a dog in to search for bed bugs when they are big enough to see with the naked eye. Well the picture above was taken on a head board. It shows a 3.5” section of the upholstery tacks and hiding somewhere in the picture is a stage 2 bed bug nymph.

Now, our dogs would have absolutely no trouble locating the bug and alerting us that there is an infestation in the room (because if there is a nymph then there is at least 1 adult and all the other nymphs). An average size room will take the dog about  1-2 minutes  to search and there is very little that needs to be moved for the dogs to carry out the search. By contrast to carry out a visual search will generally take around half an hour and virtually all the furniture will need to be turned over and rearranged once the search is concluded(often adding another 15 mins or more to the search time).

The other advantage a canine search has over a visual search is a visual search can only give a positive indication if there is visible evidence such as faecal marking, shed casings, eggs or live bugs; and there is every possibility that these could be out of site (such as behind skirting boards), this presents no problem to the dog as they are relying solely on their sense of smell so even if the bugs are out of sight our sniffer dogs will still let us know that the bugs are there.

So when we say in dog we trust! We really do and with good reason.


Just in case you were wondering here is the picture again this time we have circled the little bu**er!!






Till next time

Sleep tight



Trust K9’s Highlights of Facilities Management 2014

Trust K9 recently attended Facilities Management 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.

It was a three day event and during that time we met a lot of different people from a lot of different industries, Our stand was next to BPCA .We made some great contacts including NBC Pest control , Hygiene Solutions and QCR Recycling We look forward to meeting with them all soon.

Everyone came over to stroke Alfie and Dex








Alfie even became a hero for one of the days







We held a raffle and the winner was Victoria Gardiner from CRM ( )







All in all we had a great show and can’t wait to see everyone at the next facilities event.




Facilities Management 2014

Trust K9 will be attending Facilities Management 2014. This year’s show is a three day event at the NEC in Birmingham.

We will be attending the show from Tuesday the 11thof March 2014 to Thursday the 13th of March 2014.

The whole Trust K9 team will be attending the show. Alfie and Dex will be there to meet and greet and possibly carry out a few demonstrations.  We will be exhibiting our canine bed bug searches which are a great tool for large scale searches and early detection. Learn about our heat treatment for the eradication of bed bugs and other pests. We heat affected properties up to a sweltering 55-60 degrees Celsius  A bed bugs thermal death point is 46 degrees Celsius, so the little bug**rs have no chance.

Talk to our experts about any aspect of bed bug detection or eradication.

Discounts will also be available at the show, so come by and say hello to the team and also enter our Free prize draw.


Trust K9 at Pest Tech 2013

Trust  K9 recently attended Pest Tech  2013. I’d like to start by saying a big Happy 21st Birthday to NPTA and Pest Tech.






As always the day was hectic with all different attendees ranging from our bed bug sniffing team to bats, Owls, cockroaches and even a few snakes!







Peter Rigby our Operations Manager carried out a talk which is available on our YouTube page.

If you attended Pest Tech 2013 please go to our Facebook/Twitter pages to see all of our pictures.(don’t forgot to like us!)

The Winner of this years Trust K9 raffle was Chris Sansom on CS Pest Control.








We look forward to seeing you next year 🙂