Bed Bug Dogs

Bed Bug Dog Inspection in Utah

Our highly trained K-9’s seek out pesky bed bugs. For over 5 years, we’ve been using highly trained bed bug dogs to get to the bottom of bed bug problems. Bed bugs can be cryptic and difficult to find. Our bed bug dogs give us another tool, besides visual inspections, to locate bed bug.

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A bed bug dog can sniff out an average size room in 2-3 mins.

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Bed bug dogs are very accurate, the can sniff out bed bugs where we cannot see them and they can detect low-level infestations.

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Additional Tool

Bed bug dogs are an additional tool in conjunction with a professional visual inspection.

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Detect Bed Bugs

Bed bug dogs detect live bed bugs and viable eggs.

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We have all the right tools to protect you from bed bugs.

Thorn Pest Solutions utilizes professionally trained bed bug dogs to help rid your home or business of bed bugs.

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Canine Bed Bug Inspection

What does a canine bed bug inspection look like?

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1. The inspector talks to you about what you have been seeing or what is going on.

2. Inspector performs a visual inspection while the bed bug dog waits in it’s crate.

3. After the visual inspection the inspector will bring out the dog. The dog and inspector will inspect areas where bed bugs were not found in the visual inspection and areas that are likely to have bed bugs.

4. The inspector will put the dog back in the crate. Then discuss what they found and what the next steps are including treatment options if live bed bugs were found.

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Step 1: Communication

Communication is the best way for us to understand what has been going on at your home or business.

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Step 2: Visual Inspection

A professional will perform a visual inspection first.

Bed bug canine searching for bed bugs on a couch

Step 3: Canine Inspection

The inspector will bring the dog out to sniff out bed bugs.

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Step 4: Next Steps

If bed bugs are found, the professional will discuss what treatment options are available.

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Unique, Talented & Accurate

Our canines are professionally trained to sniff out bed bugs. Canine inspections go hand in hand with our visual bed bug inspections.

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What makes our dog teams unique?

We have been working with our bed bug dogs for over 10 years.

Our bed bug inspection teams are specialized and only do bed bug inspections.

After our dogs alert, we also visually inspect the area and confirm the alert.

We rigorously train and maintain our dogs using live bed bugs.

We love our dogs!

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The Best Bed Bug Inspections Possible

Thorn bed bug dogs are specially trained to sniff out bed bugs in hard to find places. Because they are so helpful in detecting hidden bed bug harborages, our canine teams are an important tool.

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How much does a bed bug detection dog cost?

Thorn offers multiple inspection options. Inspecting a single-family home with a bed bug dog costs $150. Hotel rooms are priced at $15 per room when a team sweeps over 20 rooms at a time. 

Apartment units are priced at $30 per unit when inspecting more than 6 units at a time. Commercial properties are priced at $200 per hour. If you need a bed bug inspection, contact us today for pricing, and to learn how bed bug dogs may help.

Are bed bug dogs accurate?

Research from the University of Florida has shown that trained dogs are up to 97% accurate at detecting bed bugs. Bed bug dogs and their handlers work closely as a team in every situation, and are highly-trained at bed bug detection in both commercial and residential settings. 

Teams at Thorn train together every day to be as thorough as possible in order to make accurate recommendations for bed bug treatment.

How do I prepare for a bed bug dog inspection?

When you hire a bed bug dog as part of a bed bug inspection, try and limit the number of distractions in the home so the dog is most effective at sniffing out the scent of live bed bugs. Remove any pets, pet food, and pet toys. 


Clean any spilled food and vacuum crumbs, because after all, even a highly trained dog is still a dog, and they will still get distracted if there are snacks to eat on the ground. Additionally, do not apply any pesticides to surfaces prior to arrival, because they may harm the dog.


Client Testimonials

Thorn prides itself on being among the best commercial pest control providers in Utah.

Nate did an amazing job! He went above and beyond and we are so impressed with the quality of Thorn professionals!

Barbara and John L

Cyrus did an awesome job at my house. He was really thorough and answered all my questions!

Amy K

Bayron is amazing, thorough and very kind! We love him!

Kaylynn C

Garrett has been phenomenal and excellent! I am really happy with the diligence he has expressed while taking care of the cockroaches!

Stephen T

Mitchell was wonderful and very thorough!  You guys are great.  You are doing such a service for us.  I really, really appreciate it!

Pat B

I want to give kudos to Mitchell.  He is so genuinely kind and thorough.  We sure appreciate him!  He was very professional and in the bigger picture he was very kind when he was asked to do specific things.

Lynette B

I was very impressed with Paul.  He did an amazing job, and I wouldn’t have any qualms about having him back any time!

John F

Ryan was really great to work with.  He was really kind and patient.  I always have questions and he answered them all for me.  He was really polite and professional.

Jesse L

Bayron was polite and respectful and did a thorough job!

Jennifer P

Paul is a very, very nice man.  When we have questions, he explains everything to us very well.  I really appreciate that!


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How Thorn Can Help

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

Think you have bed bugs? Schedule an inspection today.