• Prepare your search areas accordingly before the arrival of the handler team. This checklist will be reviewed before any searches can take place.
  • The canine handler will first assess the areas to be searched if applicable.
  • Any pets need to be removed to an area not involved in the search.
  • Toys of any sort, pet food, human food, litter boxes, water and all medications can not be accessible to the bed bug detection canine.
  • Noise and human distraction must be minimized to create the most effective search environment for the handler team.
  • Air conditioners, heaters and all fans must be turned off 30 minutes prior to the handler team’s arrival. All windows need to be closed as well.
  • Extinguish all smoking materials within the home 2 hours prior to the inspection. This includes any air freshener products such as plug-ins.
  • The handler will search the room “As is” and will not move items during their inspection a. If there is a specific area/item you want searched, it needs to fully accessible upon our arrival.
  • Confirm no chemical treatments have taken place 30 days prior to then inspection.
  • In order to keep the dog focused, any socializing must wait until after the search is complete.

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