Bed bug canine
If you are thinking about hiring a dog to detect bed bugs, you may be wondering if this method is accurate. Bed bug detection dogs have been trained in the same rigorous training regimen as bomb sniffing dogs.
Curly, an Airdale mix breed, went through the intensive bed bug training program of Azex K9 Solutions. The company’s rigorous selection process ensures that only one or two dogs per 100 are accepted for this training.
In addition to their heightened sense of smell, dogs are capable of detecting many different substances, including bed bugs.
Certain canines have 300 million receptors in their noses, much higher than humans have. This means that they are capable of tracing scents from one place to another. Some facilities even train dogs to detect live bed bugs.
This has become a lucrative business for pest exterminators and dog trainers