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K9 Bed Bug Detection

You've heard of dogs that sniff out bombs and drugs, but one in Lincoln specializes in bed bugs.

Like any superhero, Spots lives two lives.  He's a fun loving, family-oriented-Gido by day, but when the cape calls, he's the first and only canine detector out to answer Nebraska's calls to the disgust and distress of bed bugs.

His handler, James Pelowski, says, "a human detector has to strip down step-by-step.  They have to take the mattresses up, take the headboards off.  If you suspect them in clothes, they take your drawers out and look through each item.  My dog can do all that in about five minutes, just by walking by it."

Pelowski is proud to say with over 500 hours of training, their beg bug detection is the most effective in the state.

Spots smells out the insects 90% to 95% accurately, compared to 35% accuracy by people.

Pelowski says, "Spots trained right next to two federal bomb dogs and also two DEA canine dogs; it's the same training course as the dogs and police officers."

The Sniff-and-Spot services cost 10 cents per square foot.  That's around $175 for an average home.  Pretty reasonable, says Pelowski, for an unrelenting infestation taking over the Midwest.  "I've definitely seen an increase of bed bug activity in the last five years and with the outbreaks in Oregon, New York City and California, they're traveling a lot on planes, they're hitchhikers and they're coming to our area."

To learn more about the K9 Bed Bug Detection, visit www.k9bedbugdetect.com or call 402-613-0889


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