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!
Matt Hernandez and RocketNip It’s experienced and NESCDA certified canine team, highly trained and experienced.
Liz Kilroy Hernandez and DJ JonesOur newest NESDCA certified team. DJ Jones is our latest Pepe Dog now on board with Nip It. DJ Jones brings a lot of great energy and high skill to Nip It!
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 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, 3 times since the initial certification in December 2010, most recently in November 2012.
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.
In addition, Nip It attends national training seminars to stay current with best practices among bed bug canine teams. Nip It attended the NPMA conference in May 2011 which focused on canine scent detection. Nip It also participated in 2 national Advanced Training workshops in October 2011 and October 2012, with dog teams from all over the country. Nips and Dan Hernandez have placed in the top 3 in the national Super Bowl of bed bug dogs both times they have participated! Our super team: Dan and Nips!