Scent Tek: The Authors & Experts

The founders of Scent Tek share more than 40 years experience in business management, hospitality and pest management businesses. The unique combination of experience provides the foundation for Scent Tek, an independent specialized canine bed bug inspection firm serving property managers, hoteliers and residential consumers. We provide the most effective and immediate methods of bed bug detection using dogs in the industry. We have been serving Northern California since 2009 and performed over 8,000 bed bug inspections for our many now bed bug free customers--and our accolades tell it all. We have over 80 5-Star reviews at Yelp, have an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau, and won the Super Service Award from Angie's List.

Member Organizations

The cornerstone of Scent Tek is integrity. Our clients know they can trust us to provide an unbiased independent assessment of a bed bug problem. Through our community involvement with CAA, SFAA, NARPM, PCOC and NPMA we stay on top of the latest developments in bed bug research and field applications. We understand our customers needs and strive to deliver our solution with enlightened service.The cornerstone of Scent Tek is integrity. Our clients know they can trust us to provide an unbiased independent assessment of a bed bug problem. Through our community involvement with CAA, SFAA, NARPM, PCOC and NPMA we stay on top of the latest developments in bed bug research and field applications. We understand our customers needs and strive to deliver our solution with enlightened service.

Sherlock Hounds

Our biggest asset after our customers is our dogs: The Sherlock Hounds. Our dogs are rescues that each handler adopts as a pet and provides a safe and healthy home. They are specially and rigorously trained to become a Sherlock Hound. They are certified twice per year and train daily to be on the top of their game. Each Sherlock Hound and handler is specially matched and an unbeatable team. Our canine inspectors undergo rigorous training and handling to reach the Sherlock Hound standard. The process begins by finding a friend in need of rescue that displays the discipline, intelligence, and nose required to become a member of our team. We then provide our candidate with a full ride scholarship to Florida Canine Academy home of the Bedbug Dog program or to Falco K9 Academy home to the Bed Bug Dog Association to begin training regimen. To see them in action, checkout our bed bug inspection video below:

Yelp - Over 80 5-Star Reviews

A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

Bed Bug Member Organizations Scent Tek

Kevin Youngblood

Kevin Youngblood of Scent Tek

One of the Scent Tek founders, Kevin grew up in the Bay Area and has lived here all his life. He loves dogs, San Francisco and winemaking. Before founding Scent Tek, he was a business owner, general manager and services consultant. While working in the pest control industry, he was introduced to bed bugs. It was the customer reaction to bed bugs that inspired the need for Scent Tek.

Brent Youngblood

Brent Youngblood of Scent Tek

Brent, like his brother Kevin, is a Scent Tek founder. Before starting Scent Tek with Kevin, Brent was a business owner and a financial consultant to many Silicon Valley start-ups. He lives in Millbrae with his wife Erin, their two daughters, and four dogs. Larry, Moe, Curly, and Blue. He enjoys golf, fly-fishing, backpacking, and landscaping.

Rhys

Rhys - Bed bug dog and canine inspector for Scent Tek

This eager and fun loving guy is the son of a Dachsund and a Kelpie. He was abandoned in Los Angeles and in poor health before being adopted by Scent Tek. He attended Falco K9 Academy and was honored by being inducted into the Bed Bug Dog Association as well as being a certified Sherlock Hound. He is very intelligent and eager to find bed bugs.

Curly

Curly - Brent Youngblood's b

This hard working young lady is the daughter of an Australian Shepherd and a Cattle Dog. She was found in an alley being kicked around by some young boys then rescued and rehabilitated by the Youngblood's of Millbrae. She applied and was accepted to the Florida Canine Academy and is in the graduating class of 2009. Upon graduation she was recruited by the Sherlock Hounds of Scent Tek.