Dan Hernandez and NipsOur NESDCA certified veteran team that has completed thousands of inspections over the past couple years. Nips and Dan Hernandez have placed in the top 3 in the national Super Bowl of bed bug dogs both times they have participated! One of the best teams in the country!
Liz Kilroy Hernandez with DJ JonesOur newest member & NESDCA certified K9 is DJ Jones, our latest Pepe Dog now on board with Nip It. DJ Jones brings a lot of great energy and high skill to the Nip It team!
What is Canine Scent Detection?
Canine Scent Detection has long been proven and trusted by military and law enforcement agencies. According to research performed by the University of Florida, canines like ours that are certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA) average 97% accuracy in the detection of live bed bugs and viable eggs. By comparison, human visual inspections are estimated at only 30-40% accuracy. Canine Scent Detection is a cutting edge approach to the home and commercial bed bug inspection industry, capable of targeting treatments only to infested areas – keeping your costs and exposure to chemicals to a minimum.
Why choose Nip It?
Nip It is based in Northeast Ohio, and our two Canine Scent Detection Teams travel extensively to locations wherever our services are needed. Our teams are graduates of the J&K Training Academy’s rigorous training program, whose work has been recognized by The Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, University of Florida News, and Fox News, among others. We are highly reliable and discreet, and provide unbiased findings because we’re independent from any pest management or remediation firms.
Nips and handler Dan Hernandez have been a NESDCA certified bed bug scent detection team since December 2010. Nips is a spunky Jack Russell/ Beagle mix is a “Pepe dog” trained by J & K Canine Academy, owned and operated by Pepe Peruyuero, a nationally recognized leader in the canine scent detection field. Nips and Dan have re-certified with the independent scent detection accreditation association, NESDCA, every year since the initial certification in December 2010, most recently in April 2021.
Our newest member to the Nip IT team is DJ Jones! Also a “Pepe dog” and certified by NESDCA, is a fun-loving beagle who aims to please and loves his job. His nose is always working in overdrive to find that scent of the pesky bed bug.
The Nip It team maintains a rigorous work and training schedule, with daily training sessions per the standards set by the trainers at J & K. The training results are tracked to ensure the team is maintaining a very high level of accuracy and accountability. Our standards & protocols are what separate us from your average Bed bug K9 team.
In addition, Nip It attends national training seminars to stay current with best practices among bed bug canine teams. Nip It attended multiple NPMA conferences which focus on canine scent detection. Nip It also participated in 5 national Advanced Training workshops in October 2011 – October 2016, with dog teams from all over the country. Nips and Dan Hernandez have placed in the top 3 of the national Super Bowl of bed bug dogs both times they have participated! DJ Jones took 1st place in his most recent Super Bowl appearance while in Illinois!