Learn about our Bed Bug K9 Unit

Flick Anticimex’s K9 Unit

Flick Anticimex has recently launched an innovative new service to tackle bed bug problems. The K9 Unit consists of professionally trained dogs and technicians who collaboratively detect hidden bed bugs.

Professional and unbiased Bed Bug Detection Dogs

Bed bug infestations in Australia is growing at an alarming rate and the tourism industry is facing the brunt of this invasion. Flick Anticimex has established a professionally trained K9 Unit to develop a team of efficient and effective bed bug detection experts.

Bed bug dogs are trained to find the scent of bed bugs and regularly undergo performance testing. The K9 team can represent a pro-active approach to bed bug detection and treatment.  Our dogs have been trained on a broad scent picture, ensuring that the bed bugs infesting your room/s will be found. If bed bugs are difficult to see with the naked human eye, our termite dogs can use their strong sense of smell to detect the bed bugs. They are an invaluable asset to the team and are extremely cost-effective.

Flick Anticimex’s Bed Bug K9 Unit undergo months of training with our nationally accredited dog trainers. This training shapes our K9 Unit to become the most efficient and effective bed bug detection tool available.

The inspection procedure:

Before the inspection takes place, the dog handler will pull the bed away from the wall, ensuring every area is inspected. The dog handler and detection dog will then sweep the room and bed in a clockwise direction (as shown by the red arrows in the diagram below). After a bed bug inspection, we recommend our industry-leading heat treatment to eliminate the pesky bed bugs. Learn more about our heat treatment technology here.

The bed bug detection dog will inspect a bedroom in a clock wise direction, following the red arrows in this diagram

Benefits to expect:

  • Help maintain the reputation of your business
  • Flick Anticimex is the leader in the industry for providing heat treatment and sniffer dogs
  • Accurate and fast detection
  • Quick and efficient for hotels with many rooms

Detection dogs have a strong reputation for being the best in locating pest activity like bed bugs and termite. Our dogs love their jobs and have been trusted to inspect both houses and commercial properties. Protect your customers or family from bed bugs; let the best in the detection dog business find the bed bugs in your home. 

We also offer our detection dog services for termite inspections, to accurately determine whether there are live termites and termite activity on your property. For more information on our termite dogs, check out our termite detection dog page.

Customer Reviews


“Marc has done my house for years, I would highly recommend him, whatever company he works for.”

-Rowena Robinson, Belconnen ACT


“Your service both during my phone call to the office and the termite inspection were excellent”

-Sandra Naismith, Mudgee NSW


“We had our routine pest control completed last week by Gregory Edwards and I would like to commend him on his professionalism and attitude. He was polite, friendly and went above and beyond to ensure our treatment was up to standard. What a lovely man.”

-Logan Community Care Unit for QLD Health, Logan Central QLD


“I am very happy with the service. The team leader has gone out of her way to make sure all requirements are met.”

-Queensland Alumina, Gladstone QLD


“Really wonderful service from all staff, can’t say enough thanks.”

-Sandra Bennett, Woodroffe NT


“Very professional and took the time to explain the job and a few areas of concern to look into. … I was very happy with the job they have done.”

-ARB Corporation, NT


“It was good service – I’m still waiting on some of your competitors to phone me back and your company has already finished the job!!! I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone looking for pest services.”

-Department of Local Government & Community Services, Northern Territory Government


“Marvin did a great job. He was professional and did a great job!”

-Mary Papas, Padstow NSW


“Very happy with the quality of the service and the professionalism of the technician.”

-Andres Czajkowski, Johnston NT


“Our pest man is amazing. Always a pleasure to have in my store.”

-Joan Hearne, Alfredton VIC


“I would like to thank Gareth, Kristie, Jaclyn, and especially the technician John for all their help in relieving my distress… I have not experienced any issues since he’s left and I really want to express my gratitude towards their helpfulness and compassion towards me.”

-Joan Hearne, Alfredton VIC