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4.6.3. To achieve a passing grade for certification: 4.6.3.1. Test outcome must result in pass (as described in Section 4.6.2) in all rooms.


4.6.4. Mistreatment of canines during the testing process will result in failing score.


5. Evaluators 5.1. A minimum of two (2) people must conduct each certification test, one of whom shall meet the credentials outlined in Section 5.2.


5.2. Each evaluator will have a minimum of five (5) years experience (total) in scent canine handling and evaluation in one or more of the following fields: 5.2.1.


Law enforcement


5.2.2. Government agency 5.2.3. Military 5.2.4. Other comparable and verifiable experience in canine scent detection training or evaluation.


5.3. Evaluators may not be the canine’s current or former trainer. 5.4. Evaluators may not have any conflict of interest with regard to the canine, handler or handler’s business.


6. Certification Organizations 6.0.1.


Pest management firms should avoid conflict of interest when choosing a certification organization.


6.0.2. Certification organizations may have requirements that are stricter than those outlined in these standards.


Appendix B—Recommended Temperature and Exposure Periods for Bed Bug Control


Temperature/ Exposure Time Required to Kill All Bed Bug Stages Temperature 113 F (45 C) 118 F (48 C) 122 F (50 C)


90 minutes < 1 minute


For steam treatments surface temperatures should reach 160 – 180 F (71 – 82 C) to ensure that surface temperatures rapidly exceed 122 F (50 C).


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Reference: 2010. Kells, S.A. Control of Bed Bugs in Residences: Information for Pest Control Companies. University of Minnesota Fact Sheet, St. Paul, MN. www.bedbugs.umn.edu


Exposure Time 7 hours


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