Welcome to Potomac Canine, Washington DC area’s premier canine bed bug detection and monitoring service company.

    Please take the time to browse though our website to learn more about our company as well the services we offer. However, we also hope that we can help educate you, your staff and your family about bed bugs and what can be done to control and eradicate these nasty creatures out of our lives!

    It’s no secret that bed bugs have made a horrific comeback in the United States over the last decade and have affected people in every socio-economic level as well as all types of businesses across the country. It makes no difference where you live, how much rent you pay or where you mail your tuition checks to - BED BUGS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE!




    A July 2010 survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky found that 95 percent of U.S. pest management professionals encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year. Prior to 2002, only 25 percent of U.S. survey respondents had encountered a bed bug infestation. Additionally, a consumer study conducted by NPMA in November 2010 found that one in five Americans have had an infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs in their home or at a place of business.
    There is no “silver bullet” to avoid or get rid of bed bugs. IT IS ONLY THROUGH ROUTINE PROACTIVE MONITORING AND FAST PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE TO A DISCOVERED INFESTATION THAT THE PROBLEM CAN BE IN KEPT IN CHECK. The emotional, psychological and financial damage can be devastating if left undetected or untreated. Property managers, employers and care givers are being held liable by the courts for not being diligent to the problem. The damage to a company’s hard earned reputation can be irreversable and can have brutal results on the bottom line as well.




    Selecting the correct canine detection and monitoring company as your partner, is vital to your success in dealing with bed bugs.
    Potomac Canine is licensed and certified to operate in the District of Columbia, as well as in Maryland. We carry a one million dollar liability insurance policy and a key replacement policy as well.
    We are active members of the World Detector Dog Organization (WDDO), a not-for-profit scent detection certification association. The president of our company currently serves on the board of directors of WDDO. We are also members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property.
    We would appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Please read more in the About Us section of our website. Please feel free to contact us for a free on-site demonstration of our dogs’ detection abilities, or if you have any questions pertaining to bed bugs or our services. If we don’t have the answers, we will work with you to find the person that does.