Canine Detection Services is a husband and wife team- made up of Brandon & Beth Gilmore and our fearless pack leader, Scruff McGruff- a 20-pound Jagd Terrier with a tenacious drive to hunt bed bugs.
Our story began two years ago when a personal friend approached Brandon about training a bed bug detection dog for his pest control company in Charleston, South Carolina. Three months later, we delivered a fully trained “bed bug dog” and watched our friend’s business flourish with this specialized new service.
The experience got us thinking as we began to recognize a need for a bed bug detection service here in western North Carolina.
Our fascination with working dogs and Brandon’s experience as a 20-year K9 trainer/handler for Waynesville Police Department (his “day job”) became an opportunity for us to respond to the rising resurgence of bed bugs and meet the need for a cost saving solution in a practical way.