Bed Bug Detection Dogs

Paradise Dog Training is a leader in bed bug canine detection. Our program has two areas: 1) actual detection; and 2) providing trained dogs for reputable handlers. As a detection service, our dogs will discreetly sniff out the scent. The Handler visually confirms the infestation and marks the area for a certified pest control operator to decontaminate the area. This service is confidential, minimally disruptive, non-threatening (no harsh chemicals) and quickly completed.

PDT also trains and places dogs with handlers for detection service. Typically the Handler works closely with a pest control service to rid homes, private and public areas of the bed bug.

They are currently running four dogs to meet demands. They have Ditto the Wonder Dog, a 7 year old Golden Retriever, Cross Eyed Willy, a 4 year old Black Lab, Rock Star Rudy, a 2 year old yellow Lab and last but not least Just Jazzy, a 2 year old Black Lab.

Lori, and Jack are certified through Wayne Booth’s K9 University & are members of the North American Canine Pest Inspectors where we certify once a year. They also continually train with one of the top scent detection trainers in the Country.

Lori and Jack are available by appointment to search your house or company building for bed bugs (cost is based on the size of the house and length of time it takes the dogs to search it). In addition, the two of them also train and place dogs with handlers for their own bed bug businesses. For more information on purchasing a bed bug detection dog, or to find out more about Lori and Jack’s services, please email them at or The cost to receive one of the trained bed bug sniffing dogs is $10,000 – $12,000 depending on the initial cost of acquiring the dog before training.

About Bed Bugs

Bedbugs were, for the most part, exterminated as pests in the United States in the early ‘40s, but have been returning in the past decade. They have infested public housing, jails, public transportation, theaters, nursing homes and other institutions and businesses.

The adult insects are reddish-brown, flattened, oval and wingless — 4 to 5 mm long and 1.5 to 3 mm wide. They do not move quickly enough to escape being seen but are normally active at night, just before dawn. They are attracted to people by warmth and carbon dioxide, piercing the skin of a host with two hollow feeding tubes. With one tube, the bedbug injects its own saliva to keep blood from clotting and people from feeling the bite. With the other tube, it withdraws the blood of the host, feeding for about five minutes before going back to its hiding place. Later, people find a reddened area that itches where they have been bitten. Learn more.