Our K9 Team

Our professionally trained scent detection teams consist of our dog handlers, Dennis and Marian Herndon and our scent detection canine, Star.

NESDCA Certified Team

The teams are certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association. Star is a Harrier Beagle who has been trained at J & K Canine Academy in High Springs, FL, which this is recognized as the “gold standard” in the entomology canine detection field for training scent detection dogs. It is the only bed bug program in the world with scientifically proven results from the University of Florida,


and is a NESDCA certified training facility. Unlike other scent detection dogs who may be trained to detect more than one scent, Star has been trained to detect only the scent of live bed bugs and viable eggs; this "single scent training" leads to more reliable results. To work her best, though, a dog needs a skilled handler. Dennis and Marian have been training and handling dogs for over 40 years. Merging all of their skills into a team brings you the highest quality inspections. Combined Dennis and Marian have over 50 years experience working in the Services Industry.